A Lesson On The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    September 2, 2015

    By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF, Director of Community Impact & Special Projects We in the Birmingham Jewish community are lucky to have many Jewish organizations that are working hard to serve the local and global Jewish community in a number of ways. One of those impactful organizations is The Birmingham Jewish Foundation, which helps fund Jewish …..

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    Israel Battle Intensifies On College Campuses

    September 2, 2015

    The “Israel battle” is expected to intensify on many American college campuses this coming academic year. Groups hostile to the Jewish state, often led by Muslim student activists, have succeeded in the past few years in portraying Israel in a negative and unfair way and making Jewish and other pro-Israel students feel uncomfortable for their …..

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    As New Year Approaches, Aliyah Of Choice Grows

    September 2, 2015

    By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF, Director of Community Impact & Special Projects The Jewish New Year and High Holy Day season, which will occur in September, are often a time for reflection and evaluation. This period of introspection and spiritual renewal not only gives me an opportunity to turn inward personally, but also a chance to …..

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    Gen. Krulak’s BJF Leadership Makes International Impact

    September 2, 2015

    Birmingham Jewish Federation volunteer leader retired Marine General Charles Krulak was recently featured in The Tower. This is an international e-magazine affiliated with The Israel Project, an Israel education and advocacy group. The article highlighted Gen. Krulak’s involvement with The BJF on national and global issues and called attention to his opposition to the nuclear …..

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    Framing Anti-Semistism: Bullying Jews In France

    September 2, 2015

    By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF, Director of Community Impact & Special Projects On a recent Tuesday morning, I found myself being introduced to a group of 6th, 7th and 8th graders at the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School as “Ms. Dubrinsky.” I was the students’ teacher for the morning and our task was to learn about …..

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    Obama To Address Federations On Iran

    September 2, 2015

    Jewish Federations of North America, The Birmingham Jewish Federation’s national organization, and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations will host a live webcast featuring a special address by President Obama on the Iran nuclear agreement. The President’s address will take place Friday, August 28th at 1:10 pm CDT. The webcast comes as …..

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    Rick, Bubba & Iran

    August 26, 2015

    By Daniel Odrezin, BJF Asst. Executive Director Rick Burgess and Bill “Bubba” Bussey are local celebrities in Birmingham. Some people love their nationally-syndicated radio program the “Rick & Bubba Show” and others aren’t big fans. But no matter where you go in our city, everyone knows who they are. Regardless of your opinion of the …..

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    Jerry Held’s Solo Flight

    August 26, 2015

    By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director There’s a saying that “behind every great man there is a great woman.” I don’t know about the great man part in my case. But I do know that the great woman part is true both personally and professionally, since my wife Sally is also our Birmingham Jewish Foundation …..

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    See You In September

    August 26, 2015

    By Richard Friedman, Executive Director September is my favorite month. It is a time of the year when I feel infused with optimism, excitement and a belief that The Birmingham Jewish Federation will do new and important things in the coming year. How can September mark the beginning of the new year? The answer is …..

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    Slide Back Blue

    Magical Dreams In Mississippi, With Help From Our Foundation

    August 26, 2015

     By Sally Friedman, Executive  Director,  Birmingham Jewish  Foundation  Forty years is a milestone for  an organization — particularly  a Jewish one because of the significance Jewish tradition attaches to the number 40. This summer, Camp Dream Street — a five day, four night camping program for children with physical disabilities — celebrated its 40th anniversary. …..

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