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Not many 19th-century American cities have lost as much of their original ethnic neighborhoods as Washington; if there weren’t a Jewish museum downtown, few would realize that the area was once the heart of Jewish Washington. There are more clues, however, as local historian Carolyn Gilcher will reveal on a walking tour of the 7th Street area, “The Early Years of Jewish Washington.” She’ll discuss architectural and social history, and note how some of the area’s churches were originally synagogues. A second tour, of the Meridian Hill Park area, will take place April 27. The two-hour tour starts at 2 p.m. at D.C. Jewish Community Center, 16th & Q Sts. NW. $15. (202) 518-9400. (MJ)