You Belong In Birmingham
About You Belong in Birmingham
You Belong In Birmingham (YBIB) aims to bring together young Jewish adults in their 20s and 30s to network with one another and connect them more deeply with our Jewish community. The project also reaches out to young adults living elsewhere, especially those originally from Birmingham, to encourage them to move to Birmingham.
You Belong In Birmingham also provides one-on-one support services to help young Jews build successful lives in Birmingham.
YBIB is staffed by Riva Cullinan. All of the programs organized by YBIB are aimed at providing social opportunities, social action engagement, and religious and cultural connections.
Shabbat Around Birmingham
“Shabbat B’Yachad—or “Shabbat Around Birmingham”— are YBIB member hosted Friday night dinners. In the past, each host received a stiped of $118.00 to host at least 6 people (including themselves) at their home. To receive the stiped, hosts must consent to the following:
- Sending a picture of their gathering to YBIB that will be used on social media and for publicity.
- Agreeing to submit a follow-up summary email including thoughts and feelings about the Shabbat experience—including one “AHA” moment from the experience.
- Confirming the names and number of attendees at the Shabbat dinner.
In addition, each host would receive a Shabbat B’Yachad branded goody bag which would include Shabbat themed items such as candles, challah, grape juice and possibly a Shabbat “conversation starters game.”