Possibilities Are Endless At The LJCC

    September 2, 2015

    By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF, Director of Community Impact & Special Projects I love Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center. It literally is adjacent to our Birmingham Jewish Federation and is one of my favorite places in Birmingham. Sometimes, I feel like I might as well live there because I’m there so often. But, it hasn’t always …..

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    Gen. Krulak Featured On Leading Political News Site

    September 2, 2015

    By Daniel Odrezin, BJF Asst. Executive Director Birmingham Jewish Federation volunteer leader General Charles Krulak is increasingly becoming a leading voice in the national debate over the proposed Iran nuclear agreement. As Update reported, Gen. Krulak’s statements on the issue were recently featured in The Tower, an international e-magazine, but this week his reach expanded …..

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    Obama Urges Federations To Back Deal

    September 2, 2015

    By Daniel Odrezin, BJF Asst. Executive Director Shortly after the nuclear agreement between Iran and a US-led group of world powers was reached, Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), The Birmingham Jewish Federation’s national organization, expressed a commitment to providing the American Jewish community with extensive information and analysis regarding the deal. It did so …..

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    N.E. Miles Students Learn Israel Through Egyptian Valedictorian

    September 2, 2015

    By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director When I commit to do something, I try to do it right. That’s why when our N.E. Miles Jewish Day School Head of School Debra Abolafia invited me to teach a once-a-week course on Israel and its history to seventh and eighth graders, I felt an obligation to do …..

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    New Campaign Is Taking Hold Amid Excitement

    September 2, 2015

    By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director No matter how many times I’ve been in these meetings, they always seem fresh and exciting. I’m referring to the first meeting of the year to plan the coming Birmingham Jewish Federation campaign, a meeting that typically includes staff members and volunteers who will be leading the fundraising effort. …..

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    Act Against UN’s Anti-Semitic Cartoons

    September 2, 2015

    Oftentimes the United Nations is a source of difficulty for Israel and Jews in general. Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism run rampant at this international body and too often the Jewish people and Jewish state are isolated and treated unfairly. And now there is another glaring instance. The UN’s special relief agency for Palestine has disseminated crude, …..

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    Richard Friedman: BJF Travels To Mississippi…And Beyond

    September 2, 2015

    By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director It was a long day’s journey into night — I left the house at 5:30 AM this past Sunday and arrived back home shortly after midnight. I drove to Mississippi, first to Hattiesburg then Gulfport, and spent a total of ten hours in the car. It was worth it. …..

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    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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