Salam, Shalom

ADAMS and Beth Chaverim become neighbors.

By Jennifer Lesinski
Cascades Connection, June 4, 2008

Last September, Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation celebrated moving into its permanent home on Beaumeade Circle in Ashburn. The congregation had spent 11 years in a sort of nomadic state, renting space where it could.

In late May, the congregation extended a hand to another religious community looking for a home. The Beth Chaverim congregation agreed to sublease a 3,000-square-foot portion of its synagogue to the All Dulles Muslim Society (ADAMS) for its new Ashburn center.

“Like the ADAMS Center’s satellite location, we too, have been out and about,” Marshall Medoff, president of Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation, said. “To be able to give back to another faith community the hospitality we have been shown is unbelievable.”

TO CELEBRATE, the ADAMS Center held an open house Saturday, May 31, which included members of both faith communities. The celebration included food, guest speakers and a program by the ADAMS Center Scouts.