The Church with a Jewish beginning…in Birmingham, Alabama?!

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When the Presbyterian Church split into Independent Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1915, they needed a place to start from. They started their Church in the Sanctuary of Temple Emanu-El. The Church remained there for 7 years, until they had built themselves a new home. City blocks apart, but still sharing the same Highland Avenue, in Birmingham, Alabama.

Depicted in stain glass is the Rabbi gifting the Church a candelabra, two of them. Then i saw the candelabras & I was blown away.

Last night was their 100 year anniversary. We all shared a Sanctuary & it was a beautiful place to be.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome images…and great story.


    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Sheila! ~amy

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Linda Corliss says:

    It was a wonderful celebration! Linda

    Sent from my iPhone



    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Linda! I’m so glad you & Uncle David were there to celebrate with me! ~amy


  3. Maureen says:

    love the sharing of this


    1. Amy Saab says:

      Hi Maureen! Thank you so much for your comment! ~amy

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Heartafire says:

    A beautiful story and photographs!


    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you so much, Hollie! ~amy

      Liked by 1 person

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