|FLORENCE: Lauderdale County|
also see Sheffield
Jewish History and Photographs [January 2009]
Temple B'nai Israel, 210 Hawthorne Street, Florence, AL 35630. (256) 764-9242. Reform. Congregation Established in 1906, but Jewish presence dates from the 1840s. Photos of 1954 Mid-Century Modern building
1919 Jewish population was 50 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.
BOOK: "Alabama," UJE 1: 153; and J. A. B. Besson, History of Eufaula. Alabama (Atlanta, 1875)
Florence has a Jewish community that is alive and well. The congregation, often referred to as "tri-cities" or "Sheffield" in listings. The third city is Tuscumbia (home of Helen Keller), or Muscle Shoals, depending on who you ask. Have not seen cemetery, but I know someone has volunteered to index it for this project. ?Source: Larry Brook, Deep South Jewish Voice, Birmingham, AL. [June 2001]
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