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D.C.’s oldest synagogue will be relocated in November

The Adas Israel Synagogue will be moved in two phases

On November 3, Property Group Partners with Wolfe House and Building Movers will begin relocating the Adas Israel Synagogue, located at Third and G streets NW. The synagogue, Washington, D.C.’s oldest, is home to the Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum. This is the second time the 1876-built property has been relocated.

The move will be done in two phases. For 24 to 30 months, it will remain just off of Third Street NW. It will eventually be moved to Third and F streets NW.

The developer will move the synagogue in order to create more room for the Capitol Crossing development currently under construction. The 2.2 million-square-foot project will build five Platinum LEED-certified buildings on seven acres of land. The project is expected to complete by 2021 at the cost of $1.3 billion. The entire project is located in Downtown and flanked by E Street NW and Massachusetts Avenue NW with Second and Third streets NW to the east and west.

[UPDATE: A previous version of this article had an incorrect photo of the synagogue.]

Adas Israel Synagogue

3rd & G Street, NW, Washington, D.C.