Call With Jerusalem Mayor Postponed Until Thurs.

    October 14, 2015

    Call With Jerusalem Mayor Postponed Until Thurs. Jewish Federations of North America, The Birmingham Jewish Federation’s national organization, is monitoring events closely in the wake of the terrorist attacks that have been occurring in Israel with growing intensity. To brief the North American Jewish community on the security issues facing Israel, Jewish Federations of North America was scheduled to host …..

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    ederations To Be Briefed On Growing Terror Against Israelis

    October 13, 2015

    Federations To Be Briefed On Growing Terror Against Israelis The following was received a few minutes ago from Jerry Silverman, CEO of Jewish Federations of North America, The Birmingham Jewish Federation’s national organization:  We are monitoring events closely and will continue to keep you updated. After two weeks of daily violence throughout Israel, the most …..

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    Gainesville Gators Give Great Insights

    October 13, 2015

    Gainesville Gators Give Great Insights  By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF Director of Community Impact I recently returned from a trip to Gainesville, Florida where I spoke to the Jewish community about my experiences in France and Ukraine earlier this year. I went on Jewish trips to both countries to assess the needs of the Jewish communities …..

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    Report: Yemen Jews Told To Convert Or Leave

    October 13, 2015

    Report: Yemen Jews Told To Convert Or Leave  A recent Jerusalem Post story reported that Yemen’s tiny Jewish community has been ordered to convert to Islam or leave the country. The Israel-based Jewish Agency, which receives funding from The Birmingham Jewish Federation’s Annual Campaign, has been at the forefront of helping Yemen’s shrinking and beleaguered Jewish …..

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    Values Bring Community Together Around Talks For Future Fundraising

    October 12, 2015

    By Daniel Odrezin, BJF Asst. Executive Director  Birmingham’s Jewish communal organizations and synagogues serve a wide variety of purposes for our community, however they are all bound by certain values that also guide our Judaism.  A desire to further explore these shared values recently brought The Birmingham Jewish Foundation and the Grafman Endowment Fund for …..

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    Lights, Camera, Action! BJF Captured On Film

    October 12, 2015

    By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF Director of Impact On a recent Wednesday afternoon, my colleagues and I were huddled in an office trying to figure out what someone from New York would want to see in Birmingham. Earlier that day, we learned that we would have an unexpected visitor on Friday, who was just staying for …..

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    Terror Touches Close To Home

    October 10, 2015

    Terror Touches Close To Home The following was written for Update by Ronne and Donald Hess, long-time Jewish community leaders and philanthropists. Many of us stay glued to the news of Israel….anxious to know that our people are safe and doing well.  We take pride in the accomplishments and achievements and are sad and worried …..

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    Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last

    October 10, 2015

    Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last Nice guys don’t always finish last. In fact, sometimes they finish first. And this definitely is the case with this year’s winner of The Birmingham Jewish Federation’s Susan J. Goldberg Distinguished Volunteer Award. Widely-respected community volunteer leader Richard Pizitz Jr., one of the nicest and brightest volunteers involved in …..

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    German Leader’s Words Serve As BJF Reminder

    October 9, 2015

    German Leader’s Words Serve As BJF Reminder By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director From The Times Of Israel: “Iran’s ongoing hostility toward Israel and its frequent calls for the destruction of the Jewish state are ‘unacceptable,’ and Tehran must change its stance, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday.” Given the unique diplomatic relationship between Israel and …..

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    BJF Thanks Bon Jovi For Sending The Right Message

    October 9, 2015

    BJF Thanks Bon Jovi For Sending The Right Message The Times Of Israel had a great story on singer Jon Bon Jovi’s first-ever performance in Israel and him telling 50,000 cheering Israelis “I’ve waited a long time for this!” A few songs into the show, according to the story, he underlined his empathy with Israel by introducing …..

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