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April 03, 1992 - Image 60

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1992-04-03

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Alexandria, Virginia:
Proud Jewish History

RUTH ROVNER

Special to The Jewish News

W

ith its cobblestone
streets, modest
brick houses and
old-fashioned street lamps,
historic Old Town of Alexan-
dria, Va., looks almost exact-
ly like the quaint. colonial
village it once was.
Located in northern
Virginia, just five miles away
from the nation's capital, it's
an easy day trip from the
capital — and a rewarding
one for history-minded
tourists.
Echoes of the past resonate
throughout Old Town. For in-
stance, at Market Square, in
front of the stately City Hall,
colonial troops once paraded.
At Gadsby's Tavern, visitors
can almost picture George
Washington, the town's most
famous citizen, in spirited
talk with fellow patriots.
In the adjoining building,
which was once a grand hotel,
George and Martha Washing-
ton danced in style in the
ballroom upstairs at his Bir-
thnight Ball, just as modern
tourists do on Washington's
Birthday Weekend, when this
small town stages the na-
tion's largest and most festive
celebration every year.
Clearly, Alexandria takes
pride in its history — and that
includes its Jewish history.
For example, on North
Washington Street, near the
corner of Cameron, a historic
market notes the site of the
original synagogue of Beth
El, the oldest Jewish con-
gregation in Northern
Virginia.
The marker is near the
Lloyd House, a handsome
Georgian building with a col-
lection of books and historic
documents about the city, in-
cluding several that detail
early Jewish life here.
Temple Beth El: A Centen-
nial History of Beth-El
Hebrew Congregation is one of
the books which research
historian T. Michael Miller
has readily available for
Jewish visitors interested in
this historic congregation.
He also has articles on
Jewish life in 19th century
Alexandria written by Ruth
Baker, the town's unofficial
Jewish historian, who has
written extensively about the
city's Jewish history.
Mr. Miller, too, ' is know-
ledgeable about Alexandria's
Jewish past. He knows, for in-
stance, about Jacob Cohen,
the first Jewish patriot in the
city, who lived here in the
1790s.

"He was long recognized by
American Jewish historians
as a Revolutionary War
figure," says Mr. Miller, check-
ing an article by Baker titled
"Glimpses from Northern
Virginia's Jewish History."
Nathan Levy was also here
in the 1790s. Though he liv-
ed in nearby Georgetown, he
owned Levy and Macintosh
Dry Goods in Alexandria.
Jewish merchants Isaac and
David Polock, who were
among the first Jewish
residents of Washington, also
had their business in Alex-
andria.
By 1857, the Jews here had
established their own burial
ground, the House of Peace
cemetery, which is still in ex-
istence. Two years later, Beth
El congregation was
established.

Jewish merchants,
who were among
the first Jewish
residents of
Washington, had
businesses in
Alexandria.

Then came the Civil War,
which changed the city's
Jewish history. "That's when
the big influx of Jewish im-
migration occurred," says Mr.
Miller. "We had the longest
military occupation of any
American city." The city was
occupied for four years by the
Union Army. "And many
merchants came here to sell
supplies to the Union troops,"
relates Mr. Miller. "That's
when the Jewish population
really burgeoned:'
Beth El continued to grow,
and in 1871 the members
dedicated their first
synagogue, marking the occa-
sion by carrying Ibrah scrolls
down Washington street. Also
in that year, Henry Strauss,
became the first of several
Jewish mayors of the city.
Mr. Miller can cite other
highlights of Jewish history,
too — from the early Hebrew
lessons given at the Alexan-
dria Academy to the migra-
tion of Eastern European
Jews at the turn of the cen-
tury. He can also help Jewish
visitors with Virginia roots
trace their genealogy by
checking the library's exten-
sive documents.
For true genealogy buffs,
there's also the Hearthstone
Bookshop on Potomac Square.
This bookstore is entirely
devoted to genealogy, one of
only two such stores in the
United States. Owner Stuart

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