Springhill Avenue Temple

Springhill Avenue Temple – Sha’arai Shomayim Umaskil El Dol (The Gates of Heaven and the Society of the Friends of the Needy) Congregation. 1769 Springhill Ave.

Organized in Mobile in 1844, this Reform Jewish Congregation is the oldest in Alabama and one of the oldest in the United States.

In 1846, the conregation built its first temple on St. Emanuel Street, which was followed by temples on Jackson Street (1853) and Government and Warren Streets (1907). The current temple on Springhill Avenue was built in 1955.

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