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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    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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