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NFTY/TEFTY Spring Kallah

Jacobs Camp 3863 Morrison Rd, Utica

NFTY SO SPRING KALLAH Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10 Space-available registration only. Contact Monika Singletary to register at monika@ourtemple.org Get ready for a fun-packed, teen-powered weekend at Jacobs Camp! Come join Jewish teens from across the Deep South and beyond! Spring Kallah will include exciting and engaging programs, community building with both existing and new friends, environmental justice-themed topics, and meaningful tefillah experiences! We cannot wait to see you there.

Sacred Grandparenting: Raising Resilient Jewish Children in Interfaith Homes

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham

Grandparents are key bridges between Jewish identity and grandchildren—especially those being raised by one Jewish parent, whether single or intermarried. Lessons from the National Jewish Grandparents Study and intergenerational best practices will be discussed. Lunch and Learn with Scholar in Residence, Dr. Keren R. McGinity, USCJ Interfaith Specialist Research Associate, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University Part of Temple Beth El’s Interfaith Shabbat Weekend Supported by the Birmingham Jewish Foundation, as well as the Suzanne and Howard Bearman adult education fund and TBE Rejuvenation Fund of the Temple Beth El foundation. Sacred grandparenting is additionally supported by the Steiner Interfaith Fund of the Grafman Endowment Fund of Temple Emanu-El.

Lunch and Learn: Sacred Grandparenting

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham

Grandparents are key bridges between Jewish identity and grandchildren—especially those being raised by one Jewish parent, whether single or intermarried. Lessons from the National Jewish Grandparents Study and intergenerational best practices will be discussed. Dr. Keren R. McGinity is the inaugural Interfaith Specialist at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and a renowned author. She is also a research associate at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University where she taught American Studies. Prior to joining USCJ, Dr. McGinity was the founding director of the Interfaith Families Jewish Engagement graduate program at Hebrew College. Her pioneering books, Still Jewish: A History of Women & Intermarriage in America (NYU Press 2009), a National Jewish Book Award Finalist, and Marrying Out: Jewish Men, Intermarriage & Fatherhood (Indiana Univ. Press 2014), provided groundbreaking analyses about Jewish continuity by focusing on gender and change over time. The title of her new book is “#UsToo: How Jewish, Muslim, & Christian Women Changed Our Communities” (Routledge, under contract). She is a Forward 50 honoree for her clarion call for a Jewish response to the #MeToo Movement.

Prayer Gathering for the Release of Captives – TEE

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham

It is a custom in Judaism to pray for the release of captives. On Friday evenings, we will gather in the Hess Chapel to read the over 200 names we have of those being held since October 7, and offer a prayer for their release. All are welcome.

Dinner and Dialogue: “A Rabbi and a Scholar-Advocate Walk Into a Shul”

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham

Following special interfaith inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat services, join us for dinner and dialogue between Rabbi Henkin and Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Keren McGinity, USCJ Interfaith Specialist, Research Associate, Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University. This conversation will highlight various ways of discussing the topic of Jewish intermarriage in America. Part of Temple Beth El’s Interfaith Shabbat Weekend Supported by the Birmingham Jewish Foundation, as well as the Suzanne and Howard Bearman adult education fund and TBE Rejuvenation Fund of the Temple Beth El Foundation.