Restored Violins Bring Hope To Birmingham

    February 21, 2018

    Restored Violins Bring Hope To Birmingham Producer and Director Lance Shultz will be joining the Birmingham community for the screening of his documentary “Violins of Hope: Strings of the Holocaust” on Sat., March 3 at 7:00 pm at Temple Beth-El.  Temple Beth-El’s Sisterhood group is sponsoring this specific event and hosting the program which will be …..

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    Jewish Groups Around The World Mourn School Shooting

    February 21, 2018

    Photo is of students being evacuated after the shooting that took place in Parkland, Florida. Jewish Groups Around The World Mourn School Shooting The US bowed its head on Thursday in the aftermath of the second-deadliest public school shooting in its history, which claimed the lives of 17 people in Parkland, Florida, including five Jews …..

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    National Jewish Federations Group Visits Bham, Selma & Montgomery

    February 6, 2018

    Photo is of Jewish Federations of North America delegation with Congressman John Lewis. Sheryl Kimerling is on the Congressman’s right. National Jewish Federations Group Visits Bham, Selma & Montgomery Last week, civil rights activist and Georgia Congressman John Lewis spent some time in Selma, Alabama with major donors to Jewish Federations of North America. These …..

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    “From Brooklyn To Bham” Highlights Surprising Trend

    February 4, 2018

    Image is of the Jewish Birmingham magazine that the Birmingham Jewish Federation produced. “From Brooklyn To Bham” Highlights Surprising Trend By Samantha Dubrinsky,  BJF Director of Community Impact A wonderful article entitled, “From Brooklyn to Birmingham: One Park Slopers No Regret’s Move” highlights the growing trend of young professionals, who are looking to start a …..

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    Nominations For BJF Board

    January 30, 2018

    Nominations For BJF Board Nominations are being sought for the Birmingham Jewish Federation’s Board of Directors. As part of this process, The BJF invites community members to suggest names for our Nominating Committee to consider. For criteria and information on how to nominate someone, please contact BJF Programs and Special Projects Coordinator Florina Newcomb at …..

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    Reimagining Grover’s Corner

    January 30, 2018

    Reimagining Grover’s Corner By Richard Friedman, Executive Director, BJF-LJCC It sometimes said that “everything’s connected.” In community work, it’s often true. I was thinking about this on a recent Saturday morning as I reflected on two things that had taken place earlier that week. The first was a meeting involving the lay and professional heads of …..

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    Bowling, Belonging & A Place To Be

    January 30, 2018

    Photo is of You Belong In Birmingham participants at Tuesday night’s program.  Bowling, Conversation & An Important Revelation By Samantha Dubrinsky,  BJF Director of Community Impact  On Tuesday night, I had the opportunity to hang out with participants of the You Belong In Birmingham group, which is a Birmingham Jewish Federation initiative designed to engage Jews …..

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    Colleges Brace For Rough 2018

    January 19, 2018

    Photo is of white supremacist Richard Spencer speaking to students at Auburn University.  Colleges Brace For Rough 2018 By Samantha Dubrinsky,  BJF Director of Community Impact  A disturbing article headlined “Colleges Brace for Tumult in 2018″ was published in the New York Times recently. The essence of the article portrays what is expected to be …..

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    American Football In Israel: A New Love In An Ancient Land

    January 16, 2018

    Image is of the Israel Football League logo. American Football In Israel: A New Love In An Ancient Land By Priscilla Denard, LJCC Director of Programs & Events American football in Israel. Did you know that they play American football in Israel? Well, I didn’t until a few weeks ago.  Let’s be honest though, I don’t know …..

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    A Jew, A Muslim & A Christian All Walk Into The BJF

    January 2, 2018

    Photo is of Jahan Berns. A Jew, A Muslim & A Christian All Walk Into The BJF By Samantha Dubrinsky,  BJF Director of Community Impact What’s that old joke about a Jew, a Muslim and a Christian walking into a bar? Well, just a few days ago, this happened in real life, except it wasn’t …..

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