Torah Study – TEE

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

Join us to study Torah with Rabbi Wright and Cantor Wittner.

Jacob Sokol Bar Mitzvah

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

bar mitzvah

Kehillah Service: The Amen Effect led by Sharron Swain

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, United States

How do we manage times of hardship and fully embrace moments of joy—not alone, but in community? What does Jewish wisdom offer in terms of how we can truly show up for each other? Rabbi Sharon Brous grapples with these questions and more in her book The Amen Effect: Ancient Wisdom to Mend Our Broken Hearts and World. This monthly alternative service is called Kehillah, or community, and will include stories and practices based on this book, along with songs and silent reflections. Reading the book is not required, and you're welcome to come to one or all nine sessions throughout the course of the year. Of course, reading the book will add richness to your experience, if you feel so moved. A copy of the book is available for browsing in the Reading Room at Beth-El. Sharron Mendel Swain was raised in an interfaith family long before that was the norm, and has been a mindfulness practitioner her entire adult life. A few FAQs: Q: What is the relationship of The Amen Effect, by Rabbi Sharon Brous, to these sessions? A: It is the inspiration for this 10-session series of alternative services focused on cultivating a deeper sense of […]

Senior Grocery Initiative Delivery Day

CARES Building 3794 Crosshaven Drive, Birmingham, AL, United States

This year, our volunteer team has already successfully delivered over 8,400 pounds of food! THANK YOU TEAM!! We need your help now more than ever as we've been given the opportunity to increase our caseload. We can do this with your commitment to deliver groceries every month to our clients in need. With your help, we are prepared to deliver 2,130 lbs of groceries, from Community Foodbank of Central Alabama, to 71 low-income seniors in March. Your involvement allows for CJFS to be the only CFBCA partner that DELIVERS 100% of the groceries to SGI clients. As many of you know, it is not easy for this population to arrange for the 30 lb groceries to be picked up. THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF OUR MONTHLY DELIVERY TEAM! To join CJFS's volunteer team, please contact


Honoring Hadassah Associates

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

Movie about Jewish soldiers in World War II Drive to add Hadassah Associates to our Chapter


Movie-Talk Village

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, United States

More details on May's session coming soon.

Intro to Judaism

Temple Beth-El 2179 Highland Avenue, Birmingham, AL, United States

Interested in conversion to Judaism? Went to Hebrew School but don't remember a lot? Taught through a collaborative educational partnership with the Miller Introduction to Judaism Program of American Jewish University, this class is designed or all who are seeking to learn or connect with Judaism, whether you born Jewish, want to become Jewish, or just want to understand Judaism better. Please contact Rabbi Steven Henkin at for more information.