Thursday, May 2, 2013
Posted by D. Daniel Sokol
I want to bring to the attention of the readers the Historic Synagogue at 6th & I in downtown Washington, DC. (www.sixthandi.org). This is an historic building, for fifty years the home of Adas Israel, then for fifty an African American church, and now once again a synagogue but a special post-denominational one that has become a great cultural center. Sixth and I is one of 24 historic sites competing for $100,000 in restoration funds from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Voting goes on until May 10. Sixth and I is neck and neck with the National Cathedral and Mount Vernon, which of course have national constituencies (and therefore larger donor bases).