Find Us


Entire Washington DC synagogue schlepped a block away

Entire Washington DC synagogue schlepped a block away
By Euronews
Published on
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

Historic synagogue gets a 'lift' to new home down the block


Washington DC's oldest synagogue has literally upped sticks and moved.

The whole building was put on a remote-controlled trolley and moved one block.

Spectators gathered on the streets and in nearby balconies to watch as the structure traveled to its new location.

The synagogue opened its doors in 1876 and President Ulysses S. Grant attended the dedication, according to the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington's website.

The structure will be incorporated into the Lillian and Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum, a museum focusing on Jewish life in the U.S. capital. The museum is scheduled to open in 2021.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Biden vows to respect son's guilty verdict in gun trial

Looking for an online article from 2013? It may have disappeared, new study says

US President Joe Biden calls Japan and India 'xenophobic' countries in latest gaffe