Richard Friedman: BJF, LJCC Grappling With Challenges & Change

    December 5, 2017

    A Tale Of Two Agencies By Richard Friedman, BJF-LJCC Executive Director  In his 19th century novel “Tale Of Two Cities,” British author Charles Dickens famously begins with, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”   Those words could be easily applied to the Levite Jewish Community Center and Birmingham Jewish …..

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    Roll It On Over To The Federation

    December 1, 2017

    Roll It On Over To The Federation If you are over the age of 70 ½,  you may have a great opportunity to make a special gift. Over the past ten years, many individuals over age 70 ½ have utilized the IRA  (Individual Charitable Account) charitable rollover to transfer up to $100,000 each year from …..

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    Changing Birmingham: A Discussion On Progress & Change Within Minority Communities

    December 1, 2017

    Changing Birmingham: A Discussion On Progress & Change Within Minority Communities By Samantha Dubrinsky,  BJF Director of Community Impact Photo is of the Birmingham skyline. Birmingham is an ever-changing city. Each day, I learn about something new that has happened or will happen in “the Magic City,” Birmingham’s very appropriate nickname. All of these changes …..

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    BJF Arm Reaches Across Globe To Help Those In Need

    November 30, 2017

    BJF Arm Reaches Across Globe  To Help Those In Need Photo is of a Rohingya child among a steady stream of Rohingya refugees crossing into Bangladesh. (Photo: PBS) By Richard Friedman, BJF-LJCC Executive Director  Emails ripple across our screens and phones these days with such rapidity and volume that many of us tend to answer them …..

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    Look Out For Birmingham-Southern

    November 30, 2017

    Photo is from the recent challah baking class at Birmingham-Southern College. Look Out For Birmingham-Southern By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF Director of Community Impact  When I was a student at Birmingham-Southern College (longer ago than I’d like to admit), there were about seven Jewish students, including me, on campus. It might seem odd to some that …..

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    Thurgood Marshall Film Highlights, Probes Black-Jewish Partnership

    November 30, 2017

    Thurgood Marshall Film Highlights, Probes  Black-Jewish Partnership   By Richard Friedman, BJF-LJCC Executive Director  It was a powerful movie that made me proud — as an American and as a Jew. The film, “Marshall,” focuses on the pioneering civil rights work the late Thurgood Marshall did in the 1940s as an attorney for the National Association …..

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    Al.Com: Bham Leaves Its Mark On Jewish Teens

    August 4, 2017

    Photo is of Jewish teens competing this past week in dance and basketball.  Bham Leaves Its Mark On Jewish Teens Today, almost 1,000 visiting Jewish teens head back to their homes after competing in the JCC Maccabi Games. These teens, however, left their mark on Birmingham and, in turn, Birmingham left its mark on the young …..

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    Civil Rights Experience Affects Maccabi Guests

    August 3, 2017

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is at top; Sixteenth Street Baptist Church at bottom left; Kelly Ingram Park at bottom right.    Civil Rights Experience Affects Maccabi Guests The 1960s are remembered for a lot of things. In Birmingham they have a special significance. That is when events happened here — critical components of what is referred …..

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    “Maccabi Moments” Reflect Power Of Bham’s LJCC

    August 2, 2017

    Photo is of the Birmingham JCC Maccabi Games volleyball team made up of participants from Birmingham and Birmingham’s Ukranian Sister City Vinnitsa.   “Maccabi Moments” Reflect Power Of Bham’s LJCC By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director  As nearly 900 Jewish teens along with coaches and other guests have descended on Birmingham this week for the …..

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    An Array Of Maccabi Happenings Mark First Full Day

    August 1, 2017

    An Array Of Maccabi Happenings Mark  First Full Day Question: What does a Jewish All-American football player, young Jewish dancers, and teen basketball players all have in common? In Birmingham, Alabama this week, where the JCC Maccabi Games are taking place, the answer is plenty! All were highlighted in the first full day of the …..

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