Historic D.C. synagogue wheeled to new home

10 January 2019

D.C.'s Adas Israel Synagogue -- the first and oldest in the capital -- was moved on Wednesday using a state-of-the-art system on enormous wheels to what will be the location of the Capital Jewish Museum, the museum's Executive Director Kara Blond told reuters. Moving the 143-year-old, 273-ton brick synagogue was expected to take up to six hours, Blond said. The museum is set to open its doors in two years time.