In Abram Mordecai left Pennsylvania to settle in Alabama, in Montgomery county, where he was the pioneer Jewish settler. Albert James Pickett, in his "History of Alabama," refers to Mordecai as an "intelligent Jew, who lived fifty years in the Creek nation.
Pickett is authority for Mordecai's assertion that in their green-corn dances he had often heard the Indians utter, in grateful tones, "Yavoyaha!
In October, , Abram Mordecai established a cotton-gin, which was the first built in the state and which seems to have been constructed by two Jews, Lyons and Barnett of Georgia, "who brought their tools, gin-saws, and other material from that state on packhorses.
Jews settled in the towns of Claiborne and Union-town as early as , and in Selma, Huntsville, and Demopolis about There does not seem to have been a concerted movement toward the formation of a congregation in Alabama until In that year a number of Jews of Mobile united for the purpose of purchasing a plot of ground for a cemetery.
The court records show that the congregation Sha'arai Shomayim purchased from the city authorities four lots for burial purposes at thirty dollars each.
The deed was signed by the mayor of the city, Edward Hall, and attested by the clerk, H. Ensign, June 22, Religious services were held by the members of this congregation during the years and at the residence of B.
Tim; but not until Jan. Its constitution and by-laws, with the name of the organization printed in Hebrew letters, were then recorded in the probate court at Mobile.
Montgomery was the next city to form a permanent congregation, which was organized and incorporated under the name Kahal Montgomery, April 12, It dedicated its first synagogue March 8, Jacobson, of Mobile, a congregation with an officiating rabbi was organized in Claiborne in Most of the Jews left Claiborne, however, and the congregation passed out of existence.
During the year the cities of Huntsville and Selma dedicated new synagogues; and in Montgomery one was in course of construction. Educational and literary societies are connected with the congregations in Birmingham, Montgomery, and Mobile, each of which cities has a local section of the Council of Jewish Women.
The aim ofthe congregational societies and the sections of the Council of Jewish Women is to foster a closer study of the Bible and a deeper knowledge of Jewish history and literature.
Sheffield, with about 3, inhabitants, has a Jewish cemetery and a Sabbath-school. When Sheffield was laid out in by a land company, two Jewish brothers by the name of Moses, of Montgomery, were among the prime movers in the enterprise.
Moses, who had been in the Confederate service, was the first manager of the company; and under his able administration the undertaking prospered.
At the outset lots were set apart for a Jewish house of worship; and separate grounds for a Jewish cemetery were laid out.
The first postmaster of Sheffield was Morris Nathan, who received his appointment from President Cleveland.
Philip Phillips was a prominent Jew who lived in Alabama about twenty years. He was a native of Charleston, S. He was elected to the legislature in ; the next year he published a digest of the decisions of the supreme court; in he was returned to the legislature, and two years later was elected to Congress over Hon.
Elihu Lockwood, of Mobile county. William Garrett in his "Reminiscences of Public Men in Alabama" says that "Philip Phillips left Congress with a national reputation of which any man might feel proud.
Artists that performed at the venue include Dio , Level 42 , R. Bayerisches Fernsehen, an arm of Bayerischer Rundfunk , televised concerts from the Alabama-Halle under the titles Rock aus dem Alabama Rock from the Alabama and Münchner Rocktage Munich Rock Days , then beginning on 2 January , the weekly discussion and concert programme for teenagers Live aus dem Alabama Live from the Alabama , which became famous nationwide.
The programme moved to other venues and changed its title accordingly after BMW closed the Alabama-Halle in BMW closed the buildings in , and the location is now home to their main research facilities and the Gymnasium München Nord.
Several of the buildings were burnt down in for an emergency response exercise simulating an air crash in an urban area.
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