Among the most widely recognized programs of the Washington Office is
its very effective Jewish outreach on Capitol Hill.
with a "membership" of just six staffers in 1993, the Capitol Jewish
Forum is now the largest Jewish group on Capitol Hill.
activities are indeed varied. From small, informal study groups to
larger events in honor of Jewish holidays drawing hundreds of Jewish
Congressional staff and Members of Congress, we aim to bring the warmth
of Jewish identity to those who otherwise may be too occupied by the
demanding and often unpredictable schedule for which Capitol Hill is so
special event was held in the U.S. Capitol in 1998 to formally
establish the Capitol Jewish Forum, with the bipartisan support of the
House and Senate Leadership. The Forum is open to all Jewish
Congressional staff and Members of Congress, and is charged with
excitement about its constantly expanding "membership" of several
hundred and the development of even more programs and activities.