The 32 founding families erected the temple which was designed by architect R.H. Hunt in Romanesque Revival style, with influences of the Renaissance Revival in the west front gable in 1899. This is the only congregation affiliated with the Reform Jewish Movement in North Alabama. Located on the edge of the historic Twickenham District in downtown Huntsville, Alabama, the beautifully-maintained historic building is the oldest synagogue in continuous use in Alabama.
The Huntsville Jewish Heritage Center at Temple B’nai Sholom showcases the original Sanctuary mantel, artifacts and the desk used by the Temple’s early rabbis. The displays highlight Jewish holidays, Jewish life cycle events, and sacred Jewish objects, symbols, and traditions. Artifacts from historic Jewish events, the Holocaust and the Declaration of the State of Israel are also exhibited.
Temple B'nai Sholom Is part of the North Alabama Hallelujah Trail of Sacred Places, a driving tour of 32 churches that are at least 100 years old, stand on their original sites, still hold services, and are accessible to the public.