Mobile’s Jewish community is home to many old time southern Jewish families and recent transplants. These special individuals have held proudly to their Jewish identities while living as a tiny minority in an overtly Christian area of the country.
Without a local option, Jewish women who moved to Mobile or the greater Southern Alabama region have not been able to access a Mikvah, the cornerstone of Jewish life. The closest drive is up to 3-hours in any direction, and that’s without considering hurricane and tornado seasons which make travel difficult.
Building a Mikvah in Mobile would give the local community, as well as visitors to Alabama, Mississippi and the Florida panhandle, access to this vital mitzvah.
A Mikvah in Mobile would also be a point of pride – an important step in widening the area’s established Jewish presence.
From its inception, Chabad of Mobile has been hard at work making all aspects of Jewish life accessible to Deep South Jews. From bringing in affordable kosher food, offering Jewish education courses to adults and children alike, holiday events and deliveries, nursing home and prison visits, and more, Chabad is there for every Jew at every stage. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Chabad has been active in delivering facemasks, food to the homebound, and support to those in need.
Please give generously today to help Jewish life in Southern Alabama to continue to grow and flourish.