LJCC Responds To New Wave Of Bomb Threats

    February 1, 2017

    LJCC Responds To New Wave Of Bomb Threats Another wave of bomb threats swept through Jewish Community Centers across the nation on Tuesday. Fourteen center in 10 states plus a Canadian province received threats, according to the JCC Association of North America. Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center did not receive a threat on Tuesday, but …..

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    What The US Embassy Move To Jerusalem Could Mean For US-Israel Relationship

    January 31, 2017

    What The US Embassy Move To Jerusalem Could Mean For US-Israel Relationship  By Daniel Odrezin,  BJF Asst. Executive Director  The first week of President Donald Trump’s administration has been full of breaking news, much of it controversial and complex.  This has certainly been true on the foreign policy front including much discussion of moving the …..

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    Reflections On Mary Tyler Moore’s Passing

    January 29, 2017

    Reflections On Mary Tyler Moore’s Passing  From left, Ed Asner as Lou Grant, Valerie Harper as Rhoda Morgenstern and Mary Tyler Moore as Mary Richards. (Photo: Hollywood Reporter) By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director Just about everyone in my Boomer generation probably was affected by Mary Tyler Moore. For us guys, once we got past …..

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    Dayton Visit Teaches, Inspires

    January 29, 2017

    Dayton Visit Teaches, Inspires     Photo is of Dayton’s Inventor’s River Walk.  By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director  “We have four hours together. Let’s spend the first three talking about Clemson. You go first.” Most of them — members of the management staff at the Jewish Federation in Dayton, Ohio — got the joke. …..

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    “Left Vs. Right” Leads To Understanding

    January 19, 2017

    Photo is, from left, J.J. Goldberg, Daniel Odrezin and Jonathan Tobin. “Left Vs. Right” Leads To Understanding  By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF Director of Community Impact, & Daniel Odrezin, BJF Asst. Executive Director  The Birmingham Jewish Federation and Levite Jewish Community Center hosted a conversation about Israel this week that portrayed the “right” and “left” perspectives …..

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    LJCC Responds Quickly And Effectively To False Bomb Threat

    January 18, 2017

    Photo is of law enforcement officials at the LJCC today after a bomb threat. LJCC Responds Quickly And Effectively To False Bomb Threat  A little after 9 am this morning, Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center received a phone call claiming that a bomb was located in the building. The call turned out to be a …..

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    ‘Party Of Eight’ Leads To Success

    January 12, 2017

    Photo is of You Belong participants at an event. ‘Party Of Eight’  Leads To Success By Samantha Dubrinsky BJF Director of Community Impact  Engaging Millennials seems to be the biggest conundrum that nonprofit organizations face. How do they engage a generation that was raised on technology, immediacy and cell phones? One quick Google search demonstrates …..

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    As Foretold In The Bible, Jews Keep Arriving In Israel

    January 12, 2017

      Photo is of a young couple as they first exited the plane upon landing in Israel, their new home. As Foretold In The Bible,  Jews Keep Arriving In Israel  Funds raised through the Birmingham Jewish Federation and Foundation keep helping Jews from throughout the world immigrate to Israel. This continued ingathering — Jews returning to …..

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    Looking Back Two Years Later

    January 11, 2017

    Photo is Samantha Dubrinsky, left, in front of the kosher supermarket in Paris two years ago.  Looking Back Two Years Later By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF Director of Community Impact In some ways, two years ago feels just like yesterday. In others, it feels like the equivalent of ten years ago. A lot has changed, but …..

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    Entebbe Rescue As Relevant Today As It Was 40 Years Ago

    January 11, 2017

    Entebbe Rescue  As Relevant Today  As It Was 40 Years Ago By Richard Friedman,  BJF Executive Director I walked out of the weekly Israel class I teach at the N.E Miles Jewish Day School the other day feeling great.  I had the satisfaction that comes from having students pay attention, in this case 7th and …..

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