On this site stood Beth El Hebrew Congregation's synagogue, the first structure built as a 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.
Geographic Location: Alexandria
Physical Description of Location: 200 North Washington Street Alexandria, VA 22314. Located on North Washington Street, 1 mile north of the intersection of North Washington Street and I-95. Marker is on the left when traveling north on North Washington Street.
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