Christians Rally To Our Cause

    April 13, 2017

      Photo is of Tom Bradford, third from the right on the front row, handing an enlarged check to the Campaign for Jewish Community Security Chair Donald Hess and LJCC President Allison Weil. Pictured are other Christian leaders.  Christians Rally To Our Cause The following is an edited version of a story written by Southern …..

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    Auburn Reacts To Hate Fliers, White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism

    April 13, 2017

      Image is of the anit-Semitic flier that was placed around Auburn’s campus. Auburn Reacts To Hate Fliers, White Supremacy, Anti-Semitism  White supremacist and well-known anti-Semite Richard Spencer is set to give a talk on Auburn University’s campus next week, according to reports.  Spencer confirmed the event in a video posted on Twitter, explaining he will …..

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    Love For Israel Lifted By AIPAC

    April 10, 2017

      Photo is of Jahan Berns with Alabama Senator Luther Strange.    Love For Israel Lifted By AIPAC The following was written by Birmingham Jewish Federation board member Jahan Berns.  Jahan was raised as a Muslim in Uganda, later converted to Christianity, and eventually made her way to Birmingham where she is an attorney at …..

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    Christians Rally To Our Cause

    April 10, 2017

      Christians Rally To Our Cause The following appeared on the Times Of Israel website. It was written by Birmingham Jewish Federation Executive Director Richard Friedman who periodically writes for the Times Of Israel. By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director BIRMINGHAM, AL — There’s been widespread publicity in Birmingham and beyond about evangelical Christian leaders here …..

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    Rockets & Rock Music From Israel Come To Bham

    April 3, 2017

    Rockets & Rock Music From Israel Come To Bham This week, the Birmingham community will have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to live in Southern Israel, amid nearly constant rocket attacks and threats from across the border.   On Wednesday, April 5, University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Institute for Human Rights will be …..

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    “Zookeeper’s Wife” Is A Moving and Memorable Holocaust Film

    April 3, 2017

    Photo is from the film “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” Actress Jessica Chastain, who plays the film’s central character, is second from the left. “Zookeeper’s Wife” Is A Moving and Memorable Holocaust Film By Richard Friedman,  BJF Executive Director  Despite receiving some lackluster reviews, the film “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” currently playing in theaters, is outstanding. The movie, …..

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    Kosher In Wisconsin: Gem Of An Internet Story

    April 3, 2017

    Kosher In Wisconsin: Gem Of An Internet Story  By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director  The Internet works in mysterious ways. With so much bad news posted in general — and countless complex stories about Jewish issues and Israel, in particular — I decided to do something the other day that I do every so often. …..

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    Bham’s LJCC Exec Betzy Lynch Meets With AG Sessions On Security

    April 3, 2017

    Photo is of the delegation that met with Attorney General Sessions on Thursday. Birmingham’s LJCC director Betzy Lynch is next to Sessions.    Bham JCC Director Among Those Who Met With Sessions In the wake of a widespread array of anti-Semitic incidents throughout the US, Jewish leaders met Thursday with US Attorney General Jeff Sessions …..

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    Bham Millennials Embrace Israel Advocacy In Nation’s Capital

    March 30, 2017

    Members of the Alabama AIPAC delegation meeting with Rep. Terri Sewell in Washington. Bham Millennials Embrace Israel Advocacy In Nation’s Capital Through a fund established in the Birmingham Jewish Foundation by Willine and J. George Mitnick, both of blessed memory, the Birmingham Jewish Federation sends a delegation of young Jewish professionals to the American Israel …..

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    Young Jewish Professionals Engage In Israel Advocacy In DC

    March 28, 2017

    Photo, from left, is of Liora Chessin, Carlie Somerville, Mark Zager and Daniel Odrezin at AIPAC Policy Conference. Young Jewish Professionals Engage In Israel Advocacy In DC Through a fund established in the Birmingham Jewish Foundation by Willine and J. George Mitnick, both of blessed memory, the Birmingham Jewish Federation sends a delegation of young …..

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