First Jewish House of Worship in Alabama - 1846Jews have been part of Alabama's economic, social and political life since 1764. It was not until 1841 that Mobile's small Jewish community grew large enough to organize "Congregation" Shaarai Shomayim (Gates of Heaven). The community dedicated a small building on St. Emanuel St., between Church and Government Sts., December 27, 1846, as the first Jewish house of worship in Alabama. Shaarai Shomayim moved to a larger location on Jackson St., between St. Louis and St. Michael Sts., in 1853. The structure burned in 1856 but was quickly rebuilt through the combined ecumenical efforts of Christians and Jews in 1858.
|Placed By||Jewish American Society for Historic Preservation, Historic Mobile Preservation Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 3:42am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16R E 399498 N 3395511|
|Decimal Degrees||30.68815000, -88.04931667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 41.289', W 88° 2.959'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 41' 17.34" N, 88° 2' 57.54" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 600 Government St, Mobile AL 36602, US|
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