Simon Wolf’s 1918 autobiography, Presidents I Have Known, was aptly named. When President Grant named him Recorder of Deeds for Washington in 1869, Wolf became one of the first Jews in the city to hold public office. In 1881, President James Garfield appointed him Consul General to Egypt.
Youth Aliyah pledge card, 1930s-1940s In Washington, D.C., a number of women lobbied and raised funds for Youth Aliyah, which was founded in 1934 and worked to rescue Jewish children from increasing danger in Europe and bring them to safety in Palestine.
Congregation Shaare Tikvah consecrated ground in Temple Hills, MD, for a new synagogue in 1965. The congregation was formed by a merger of three small synagogues created in the 1940s by federal workers living in southeast Washington, D.C.