BJF Speaks Out Against Jewish Extremists’ Crime

    August 8, 2015

    Unfortunate reports came out of Israel today. A Palestinian infant was killed in the West Bank early Friday morning in an arson attack. This attack is thought to have been committed by Jewish extremists, according to a report by the Times Of Israel. Two homes in the Palestinian village of Duma were set alight, and …..

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    Big League Assignments Lead To Big League Staff

    August 8, 2015

    By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director If a multitude of challenges can be called a luxury of riches, then The Birmingham Jewish Federation is the place to be. Never in my 33 year BJF career, has our organization faced so many demands and complexities. From Iran to Israel to radical Islam to global anti-Semitism to …..

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    Back From Washington, Emanu-El’s Rabbi Miller To Provide Iran Briefing

    August 8, 2015

    Birmingham’s Temple Emanu-El Rabbi Jonathan Miller and long-time Birmingham Jewish community volunteer leader Alan Engel, members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s National Council, were in Washington, DC this week regarding the Iran agreement. Their activities included educating Members of Congress about the dangers of the Iran nuclear deal. Rabbi Miller (pictured here) is …..

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    Changing Focus On Academic Path Benefits BJF Journey

    August 8, 2015

    By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF, Director of Community Impact & Special Projects I have always enjoyed school. Somewhat of a “nerd,” I consistently looked forward to being in class throughout high school and college. And, when I graduated college, I really missed learning. It took me a while to come to the conclusion that I wanted …..

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    Piece On Racial Dimension Of Iran Debate Misses Mark

    August 8, 2015

    By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director Colbert I. King, a well-known African-American journalist and a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Washington Post, posted a column recently on the Post’s website that merits scrutiny. His piece, tied to the opposition of the Israeli government to the nuclear agreement with Iran, was headlined, “How Israel may be …..

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