Quick -- can you name your top five favorite places in Washington? It can be hard to pick just five.

Each week, Cultural Tourism DC asks Washington insiders about the sites they love. This week, Laura Cohen Apelbaum, the executive director of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington and a fourth-generation Washingtonian, shares her 5 favorite D.C. places. The Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum tops her list.

Go to our Washingtology page to learn her other favorite places in D.C. -- and see how other Washingtonians have responded.

What about you? Tell us your five favorite D.C. places in the comments section below.


Laura says the Lillian & Albert Small Jewish Museum is one of the few remaining synagogues in the country dating from the 19th century that give a “peek” at what life was like for immigrant congregants in the capital city. (File photo: Michael Robinson-Chavez/Post)