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    Online Learning Takes School To New Levels

    August 18, 2015

     By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF, Director of Community Impact & Special  Projects  Whenever I tell someone that I’m getting  my graduate degree through an online  program, they usually give me a funny  look, followed by a comment that is along  the lines of, “That must be weird not being  in a classroom!” And, they’re right — …..

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    Alabama Colleges Stand Up Against Anti-Jewish Activity

    August 18, 2015

     By Daniel Odrezin, BJF Asst. Executive Director  As much of the pro-Israel  community’s efforts and  energy are focused around the  Iranian nuclear agreement  debate in Washington,  Jerusalem, and at the United  Nations, it is very easy to forget that growing anti-Israel sentiment and, in some cases, anti-Semitism are directly affecting thousands of college students on …..

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    Anti-Semitism In Texas, Federations Respond

    August 18, 2015

     An upsetting report came out  of San Antonio, Texas last  week. Dozens of homes and  cars were vandalized with anti-  Semitic graffiti and rocks.  Swastikas were spray-painted  on Jewish memorials, along  with the letters “KKK” and other racially charged language. The word “Jew” was plastered across an SUV. The attack has been classified as a …..

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    Strike A Match At Auburn

    August 17, 2015

     By Sally Friedman,  Birmingham Jewish  Foundation,  Executive Director  As Auburn University is  starting up its school year, the  Jewish community on Auburn’s campus is ramping up as well. Recently, a fund was opened in The Birmingham Jewish Foundation to eventually provide scholarships for Jewish freshmen at Auburn. A generous donor has agreed to match the …..

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    Obama Administration Unfairly Criticizes AIPAC

    August 17, 2015

     By Daniel Odrezin,  BJF Executive Director  In recent weeks, the American Israel Public  Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has been criticized  by the Obama administration for strongly  opposing the Iran agreement.  Obama administration officials have criticized  the lobbying efforts AIPAC is spearheading in  opposition to the agreement and have  attempted to link the organization to the 2003 …..

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    Face-To-Face Fundraising Is ‘Only Way’

    August 9, 2015

    Birmingham Jewish Federation Executive Director Richard Friedman was asked by The BJF’s national organization, Jewish Federations Of North America, to write an article on the importance of doing fundraising visits in-person. The article was used in a handbook for Federation campaign chairs and professionals. It’s being shared today to provide insights into some of The …..

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    Most Fun Part Of Mentoring Is Learning

    August 8, 2015

    By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director Our work at The Birmingham Jewish Federation is intensifying daily, especially with the latest developments regarding Iran looming over our future. Our young staff knows this and they are in the midst of reformatting their work loads and adapting their work styles to make room for Iran and other …..

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    BJF Board Unanimously Opposes Iran Agreement

    August 8, 2015

    At a somber, well-attended Birmingham Jewish Federation Board of Directors meeting tonight, members of the board unanimously passed a resolution opposing the Iran agreement, amid fears that it could be highly dangerous for our country, Israel and the entire world. The meeting was set a week ago after members of The BJF’s Executive Committee passed …..

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    A Time Of Testing For Young US Jews

    August 8, 2015

    By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director One of our young Birmingham Jewish Federation staff professionals, 25-year-old Samantha Dubrinsky, sent me an email the other day. It was about the Iran agreement and it got me thinking. Samantha related to me that some of her peers are concerned that by so visibly opposing the agreement, Jewish …..

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    White House Briefs Jewish Leaders On Iran Agreement

    August 8, 2015

    President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other administration officials met with a group of national Jewish leaders at the White House Tuesday evening as part of the Obama administration’s ongoing attempt to gain support for the Iran nuclear accord. The meeting included representatives from a wide array of Jewish organizations that oppose, support, …..

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