Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation

Site of First Synagogue of Beth El Hebrew Congregation (HM5FA)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
Country: United States of America

N 38° 48.4', W 77° 2.805'

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On this site stood Beth El Hebrew Congregation's 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 Virginia's 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.
HM NumberHM5FA
Marker NumberE-92
Year Placed1984
Placed ByVirginia Historic Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 8:55pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 322278 N 4297312
Decimal Degrees38.80666667, -77.04675000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.4', W 77° 2.805'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 24.00" N, 77° 2' 48.30" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 208 N Washington St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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