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Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation

 
 
Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 28, 2008
1. Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation Marker
Inscription. On this site stood Beth El Hebrew Congregationís synagogue, the first structure built as Jewish house of worship in the Washington metropolitan area. Founded in 1859, Beth El, the first reform Jewish congregation in the Washington area, is northern Virginiaís oldest Jewish congregation. Beth El built the synagogue here in 1871 and worshipped in it until 1954. A new synagogue on Seminary Road, Alexandria, was dedicated in 1957.
 
Erected 1984 by Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission. (Marker Number E-92.)
 
Location. 38° 48.4′ N, 77° 2.805′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on North Washington Street (Virginia Route 400) north of Cameron Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 206 N Washington St, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lloyd House ( within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Henry Lee ( within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Fairfax House ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lodge No. 38, Independent Order of Odd Fellows ( about 300 feet
Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 28, 2008
2. Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation and Marker
away); Alexandria Library Sit-In ( about 300 feet away); Site of Alexandria's First Sugar Refinery ( about 400 feet away); Washingtonís Town House ( about 600 feet away); Historic Street ( about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,192 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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