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    Hurricane Irma Relief Update

    September 20, 2017

    The letter below is written by Jerry Silverman, President and CEO of Jewish Federations of North America.  JFNA is the Birmingham Jewish Federation’s parent organization. We are now at a point where we need to escalate our system’s response to Hurricane Irma and its impact across Florida and the Caribbean. While the initial reports across …..

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    “Violins of Hope” Author To Speak To Birmingham Community

    September 15, 2017

    Musicologist and author James A. Grymes will speak Sunday afternoon at Temple Emanu-El about his book “Violins of Hope: Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind’s Darkest Hour .” The book tells stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust and later restored to life by Israeli violin-maker Amnon Weinstein. The event takes …..

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    “Shalom Y’all” Not Only Reason For Jewish Students To Migrate South

    September 15, 2017

    By Samantha Dubrinsky,  Director of Community Impact   A recent article on the online news source The Forward reported that more and more Jewish college students are finding their “home away from home” in the South. “The amount of Jewish students attending southern colleges has been sharply on the rise. Pockets of the country that …..

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