Ramallah Blog Brings Back Sad Memories

    February 23, 2018

    Photo is of pictures of terrorists displayed as martyrs on a wall in Ramallah. (Photo: Times Of Israel) Ramallah Blog Brings Back Sad Memories By Richard Friedman, BJF-LJCC Executive Director  A year ago, I was in Ramallah, the largest Palestinian city in the West Bank or Judea and Samaria, depending on how one describes this …..

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    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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    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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    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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