Foundation Helps More Jewish Students Say “War Eagle!”

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    Picture is of Jewish Auburn students.  Their t-shirts say Auburn in Hebrew.

    Foundation Helps More Jewish Students

    Say “War Eagle!”

    When it comes to college football, some of us at the Birmingham Jewish Federation and Birmingham Jewish Foundation yell “Roll Tide!” while others cry “War Eagle!”  

    We can all agree, however, that we want to grow Jewish attendance on our state’s college campuses including Alabama, Auburn, Birmingham-Southern, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

    For this reason, the Federation and Birmingham Jewish Foundation provide financial support to these school’s chapters of Hillel, an international organization that promotes Jewish life at colleges and universities across the globe.  Additionally, our staff works closely with students and administrators to strengthen a Jewish presence on campus.

    Over the last few years, thanks in part to support from both the Foundation and Federation as well as individual donors, activities for Jewish students at all the area schools have grown dramatically.

    Recently, an anonymous Auburn graduate opened a scholarship fund to encourage Jewish students to attend Auburn.  The donor’s beloved Auburn is never far from his heart and he wants to encourage others to have the great experience of attending his alma mater.

    The need-based scholarship is for incoming freshmen only and is available to students from anywhere in the US.  In order to receive the scholarship, students must agree to join and become involved in Auburn’s Hillel.  Applications are available now and will be evaluated through Collat Jewish Family Services in Birmingham.

     

    For more information, contact Birmingham Jewish Foundation Executive Director Sally Friedman at sallyf@bjf.org, CJFS Clinical Director Robin McMilan at robin@cjfsbham.org, or CJFS social worker Stu Jaffe at stu@cjfsbham.org.

    If you are interested in encouraging more Jewish students to attend Auburn and would like to contribute to the scholarship fund, contact Sally Friedman at sallyf@bjf.org.

    Click for more on Jewish life at Auburn.

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