Founded in 1907, Ezras Israel was the first Orthodox synagogue to serve Jewish shopkeepers settling around H Street, NE.
After meeting in several locations, members refitted a church at 800 I Street, NE. The congregation remained in this location for fifty years.
In 1959, Ezras Israel moved to the Takoma neighborhood of Washington. It purchased a building at 7th and Dahlia Streets, NW, from Mishkan Torah Congregation, which had converted the former residence into a synagogue the previous year.
The congregation moved to Silver Spring in 1978 and met in a number of locations until purchasing their own building at 803 Montrose Road. The acquisition and renovation of their new synagogue was financed in part by the sale of the 800 I Street building to the Solid Rock Full Gospel Baptist Church. Today it is home to Crusaders Baptist Church.