Thurgood Marshall Film Highlights, Probes Black-Jewish Partnership

    November 14, 2017

    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 for the Advancement of Colored People.  This …..

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    Expanding Definition of Anti-Semitism on College Campuses

    November 8, 2017

    The US House Judiciary Committee heard testimony about increased anti-Semitism on US college campuses, as lawmakers considered advancing a 2016 bill that would require the Department of Education to adopt the State Department’s working definition of anti-Semitism, according to the Times of Israel. The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act (ASAA) would require federally funded education programs to …..

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    A Program in Great Taste

    November 8, 2017

    If you’re a foodie and love Israel, the Levite Jewish Community Center has an event just for you! In anticipation of Israel’s big 70th birthday next May, the LJCC is putting on an event to celebrate Israeli food and culture. A Taste of Israel will take place on November 19th at 4:30 pm at the …..

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    Distinguished Leaders from Israel hosted for the Alabama-Israel Leadership Gala 2017

    November 3, 2017

    The below article is a press release from the office of The Alabama-Israel Task Force. October 8, 2017 (Huntsville, AL) – The Alabama-Israel Task Force (AITF) will be hosting several distinguished leaders from Israel for a special Alabama-Israel Leadership Gala in North Alabama on Saturday, November 18th at 7 pm.  Brigadier General Gal Hirsch, Israel …..

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    Food & Wine: A Good Move For Birmingham

    November 1, 2017

    The below article first appeared on the ComebackTown blog.   By Samantha Dubrinsky,  Director of Community Impact Earlier this year, it was announced that Food & Wine magazine would be relocating to Birmingham. For weeks, there were articles highlighting what a wonderful move this is for Birmingham and the food industry. Birmingham has so much …..

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    Dedicated Community Leaders Honored at BJF’s Annual Community Event

    October 30, 2017

    By Samantha Dubrinsky,  BJF Director of Community Impact The Birmingham Jewish Federation/Birmingham Jewish Foundation/Israel Bonds Annual Community Event, held Sunday evening, focused on “Birmingham & Beyond,” a fitting theme for a night where Mayor-Elect Randall Woodfin spoke about his vision for the future of Birmingham. BJF President Hilary Gewant welcomed the group and thanked Temple …..

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    Star-Studded Evening Will Light Up Our Community

    October 27, 2017

    The Birmingham Jewish Federation, Birmingham Jewish Foundation and Israel Bonds will be hosting a star-studded evening this Sunday, Oct. 29, at Temple Emanu-El.  The program, headlined “Birmingham and Beyond,” is free and open to the public.  There will be a reception at 4 pm and the program will start at 5 pm. Among the “stars” …..

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    An Unlikely Friend To Be Honored By BJF

    October 25, 2017

    By Samantha Dubrinsky,  BJF Director of Community Impact If you had told me a few years ago that one of my new friends would be a Ugandan Christian woman who converted from Islam and now lives in Birmingham, Alabama, I wouldn’t have believed you. If you had told me that in addition to being a …..

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    Veteran Volunteer Leader Edward Goldberg To Receive N.E. Miles Award

    October 23, 2017

    Edward Goldberg has been selected by the officers of the Birmingham Jewish Foundation to be the recipient of this year’s N.E. Miles Lifetime Achievement Award. He will be receiving this award at the BJF’s Annual Community Event on Sunday, October 29th, at Temple Emanu-El.  A light reception begins at 4:00 pm and the program will …..

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    Community Bonding

    October 20, 2017

    Each year, The Birmingham Jewish Foundation, with support from our Community, conducts a drive to raise money to buy a large Israel bond for the Foundation. A donor may make a tax-deductible contribution of any amount to one of the many existing Foundation funds in an amount equivalent to a bond.  With a gift of …..

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