|BESSEMER: Jefferson County|
Also see Hueytown
1919 Jewish population was 110 according to "Directory of Jewish Local Organizations in the United States", pp. 330-583, American Jewish Year Book 5680 September 25,1919 to Sept. 12, 1920; vol. 21, edited by Harry Schneiderman for the American Jewish Committee and submitted by Alan Hirschfeld
DEFUNCT SYNAGOGUE: Congregation Beth-El, not to be confused with the one in Birmingham, is defunct (since mid-1970s). Birmingham's cemetery still used is located in Hueytown (another Birmingham suburb). Source: Larry Brook, Deep South Jewish Voice, Birmingham, AL..[June 2001] (The congregation calling itself Beth El Shaddai is a Christian Messianic movement.)
Southern Jewish History Journal Volume 3 (2000) : A Shtetl Grew in Bessemer: Temple Beth-El and Jewish Life in Small Town Alabama" by Terry Barr.
Jewish history of Bessemer and Birmingham. [January 2009]
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