Next Israeli War Could Be Devastating

    July 24, 2017

    At the Birmingham Jewish Federation, many things run through our minds simultaneously. Among them right now are finishing our 2017 fundraising campaign successfully, starting our 2018 fundraising campaign, bringing our Campaign for Jewish Community Security to a successful conclusion, and phasing in a new collaborative arrangement between the BJF and the Levite Jewish Community Center …..

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    Masada Story Changes Birmingham Man’s Life

    July 21, 2017

    It was not your typical headline. “Inspired by ancient  Jewish warriors, a ‘bad kid’ from Fairfield, Picture is of Coleman on top of Masada college graduate at 38, knows he’s ‘on the right path’” read the headline on a recent Al.Com story. If headlines are designed to draw in a reader, this one worked. Clicking …..

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    Jerry Held, Jahan Berns To Be Honored By BJF

    July 21, 2017

    Distinguished Volunteer, Young Leadership Awards Announced Jerry Held (left) and Jahan Berns (right) will be two of the award recipients at BJF’s Annual Community Event in the fall. A veteran and gifted volunteer leader and a rising young volunteer star will be honored by the Birmingham Jewish Federation at our annual community event this fall. …..

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    The Miraculous Nature Of Jewish History; Feeling At Home With Frank Lloyd Wright

    July 17, 2017

    Birmingham Jewish Federation Update Monday, July 17, 2017  Knesset Speaker’s Dramatic Return To Russia Picture is of Yuli Edelstein addressing the upper house of the Russian parliament. To be Jewish, is to be part of continuing miracles. The endurance of our peoplehood, despite obstacles and tragedies over the centuries, is one of history’s most dramatic …..

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    Samantha Dubrinsky Reports From Israel: Challenges, Triumphs & Miracles

    July 14, 2017

    Birmingham Jewish Federation Update Friday, July 14, 2017  Flight From Ukraine To Israel An Emotional Journey Samantha Dubrinsky, the Birmingham Jewish Federation’s Director of Community Impact, is in Israel for a few days. She is part of a group of Jewish Federation professionals and volunteer leaders who spent several days in Ukraine and then traveled …..

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    Samantha Dubrinsky: Ukrainian Reunion Ignites Emotional Bond

    July 12, 2017

    Ukrainian Jews Struggle But Remain Determined Samantha Dubrinsky, the Birmingham Jewish Federation’s Director of Community Impact, is in Ukraine for a few days. She is part of a group of Jewish Federation professionals and volunteer leaders who are spending several days in Ukraine and then traveling to Israel. Trip members are learning about needs facing …..

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    Samantha Dubrinsky Reports From Ukraine: “If We All Hold Hands Together”

    July 11, 2017

    Ukraine Trip Reinforces The Impact Of The BJF Samantha Dubrinsky, the Birmingham Jewish Federation’s Director of Community Impact, is in Ukraine for a few days. She is part of a group of Jewish Federation professionals and volunteer leaders who are spending several days in Ukraine and then traveling to Israel. Trip members are learning about …..

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    Samford Prof: Christians Must Think Differently About Israel, Jews Re Past Atrocities

    July 11, 2017

    Samford Prof: Christians Must Think Differently About Israel, Jews Re Past Atrocities Photo is of the cover of the book by McDermott “Christians Must Think Differently About Israel, Jews in Light of Past Atrocities: Gerald McDermott.” This was the headline on a recent story on the  ChristianPost.comwebsite. It was a thoughtful story on a new …..

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    This Week’s Ukraine Trip No Re-Run

    July 11, 2017

    Photo is of Samantha Dubrinsky, in the middle, in Ukraine speaking with the Joint Distribution Committee’s regional director and translator, at left, and a Ukrainian internally displaced Jew, at right.   This Week’s Ukraine Trip No Re-Run By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF Director of Community Impact I was having a conversation with a colleague last week and …..

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    “Decay of Jewish Federations” Article Exempts Bham

    July 11, 2017

    Photo is of young Jewish professionals in Birmingham at a You Belong In Birmingham event. (You Belong In Birmingham is a program designed to engage young Jews more deeply with the Jewish community.) “Decay of Jewish Federations” Article Exempts Bham There was a story posted recently on the website eJewish Philanthropy. It was a bleak …..

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