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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    “Unchanging A Changing Bham” Creates Important Conversation

    December 22, 2017

    “Unchanging A Changing Bham”  Creates Important Conversation Photo is of, from left, T. Marie King, Dr. Bertha Hidalgo, Khaula Hadeed and Richard Friedman. By Samantha Dubrinsky, BJF Director of Community Impact  “‘You missed it’ should be the first line of your Update story,” a Birmingham Jewish community volunteer told me on Tuesday night. “If people …..

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    New Tax Law May Lead To Gifting Opportunities

    December 22, 2017

    New Tax Law May Change Your Giving Needs A new tax law has now been passed.  For many, this will make 2017 an important year to make increased charitable gifts. We are encouraging people to check with their tax advisers to see if this would apply to them. In 2018, the standard deduction will be …..

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    Day School Students Learn To Give Back

    December 19, 2017

    Day School Students Learn To Give Back Photo is of a N.E. Miles Jewish Day School student reading global stories of poverty and writing follow up questions. The N.E. Miles Jewish Day School seventh and eighth graders have started a learning experience focused on philanthropy and service to the community as part of the Abroms Youth Philanthropy, …..

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    Hanukah Celebration Reflects Spirit Of Bham Jewry

    December 19, 2017

    Hanukah Celebration Reflects Spirit Of Bham Jewry Photo is of, from left, Mayor Randall Woodfin, Allison Weil, Hal Abroms, Rabbi Yossi Posner and Rabbi Levi Weinbaum By Richard Friedman, BJF-LJCC Executive Director  On a chilly and wet winter night Sunday, something inspiring and enduring was blazing in Birmingham, Alabama. A wide cross-section of Jews from …..

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    Panelists Announced For Changing Bham Conversation

    December 11, 2017

    By Samantha Dubrinsky,  BJF Director of Community Impact On Tuesday, Dec. 19, the Birmingham Jewish Federation and the Levite Jewish Community Center will be hosting a conversation entitled “Unchaining A Changing Birmingham” that will consist of a panel with representatives from the Latino, African-American, Muslim and Jewish communities. This conversation, which will take place at …..

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    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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    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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