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The Temple B?nai Sholom is a historic church in Huntsville, Alabama. It was dedicated in 1899, although, its history go way back further than that. It all started in 1876 when the congregation was formed by the 32 Jewish families that settled in the area. For the first few years, the members took on the religious functions initially, but by 1892, they were able to have a Rabbi designated to their congregation.

The Temple B?nai Sholom was designed by R. H. Hunt in the Romanesque-Revival style, who also did the work on the nearby Central Presbyterian Church. The synagogue is also the home of two Sefer Torah scrolls, one was purchased in 1878, and the other was acquired through a donation in 1997. The second scroll is quite historic as well, being an item salvaged from imminent destruction during the Holocaust in Czechoslovakia.

The Temple B?nai Sholom is a part of the Twickenham Historic District.
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