Tomorrow an Alexandria temple and an Alexandria church will share a Thanksgiving service - just as they have done for at least 30 years. Temple Beth El and Christ Church Alexandria, once neighbors on Washington St., celebrate each November with a service of remembrance and thanks followed by a reception and hospitality.
The service alternates location each year and tomorrow will see the gathering at Christ Church at 10:00am with both priests and rabbis officiating. Over the years this service – generous in spirit and thanks – has developed a loyal following.
Now located on Seminary Road, Temple Beth El, was the first Reform Congregation in Alexandria.
On a day when we stop to celebrate family and friends and give thanks for our many blessings it is indeed appropriate that the congregations of a temple and a church come together in one of the best Thanksgiving traditions in Alexandria.