Taking Action Together: “Trauma & Atrocity: The Boundaries of Understanding and Emotion” with Dr. Danny M. Cohen


When mass-violence fills our screens, we can choose to engage or switch off. But what can’t we control? How can we navigate our visceral emotional responses, including vicarious trauma? How should we respond to the unexpected responses of other people? And when we try to confront and learn about hate-fueled atrocity, what must we admit that we will never understand? Join Dr. Danny M. Cohen, a writer and professor at Northwestern University, in this exclusive webinar on managing our emotions to rise to the present moment. An expert in Holocaust memory and education design, Danny will equip us with the tools we need to process major world events in real time.

Event Series Seder Cooking

Seder Cooking

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Come cook with your fellow congregant! We will make Passover favorites such as matzah ball soup, charoset, and matzah farfel kugel. Cooking will be held in the Aroms Hall kitchen. All supplies are provided by Temple.

Adult B’nei Mitzvah Class

Temple Emanu-El 2100 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL, United States

Join Cantor Wittner for this fun class learning Hebrew, Torah, and more!

Teacher Workshop: The Holocaust and the Human Spirit Within It

Alabama Holocaust Education Center 2100 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham, United States

Calling all Alabama educators! Join us for this inter-disciplinary teacher workshop, facilitated by Sheryl Ochayon, a leader in the field of Holocaust education from Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem. Broken into four distinct sessions, this workshop will explore the Final Solution through a variety of different lenses, as well as the spirit of human resilience during atrocity. This teacher workshop is free for all Alabama educators. You will earn four hours of PowerSchool professional development credit, a certificate of completion, and lunch is provided. The first 45 educators to register will receive a $100 substitute teacher reimbursement credit! Join us for this exclusive educational and networking opportunity.


Mahjong Open Play

Levite Jewish Community Center 3960 Monteclair Road, Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Mahjong brings fun and fellowship and is open to members and non-members. Lunch can be ordered and delivered by Tara at Bo's Kosher Cafe.

Beit Midrash: Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas


Join our new season of the Beit Midrash! We’ll be meeting on Zoom every Thursday at 12 noon to discuss Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ commentary in his book, Judaism’s Life-Changing Ideas on the weekly Torah portion. No experience necessary, just a desire to learn!

Using Our Voices


Join the BJF's Women's Philanthropy Program & JCRC as we raise awareness and condemn sexual violence as a weapon of war. RSVP Required to Attend