“Operation Finale” Premiere For Bham Community

    August 14, 2018

    “Operation Finale” Premiere For Bham Community Join the Levite Jewish Community Center and the Birmingham Jewish Federation for a special film screening of “Operation Finale” at AMC Summit 16 on Thursday, August 23, at 6:30 pm. This is a free event and open to the community, but you must RSVP via the link below. Space …..

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    Richard Friedman: New Bibi Book Probes Complex Prime Minister

    August 14, 2018

     New Book On Netanyahu Provides Valuable Insight, Deeper Understanding By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director  On July 17, 2019,  if he’s still in power, Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu will become Israel’s longest serving prime minister, surpassing the tenure of the country’s founding prime minister David Ben-Gurion. On that day, Netanyahu will have served 13 years, or …..

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    Israel Under Fire, Jewish Organizations Here To Help

    August 9, 2018

    Photo is of a house that was hit by a Gazan projectile in the Eshkol region of Southern Israel. (Photo:Times Of Israel)  Israel Under Fire, Jewish Organizations Here To Help Since Wednesday evening, over 150 rockets have been launched at Israel from Hamas-led Gaza. Five people have been wounded since the barrage of rocket fire …..

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    New Book Offers Chilling Lessons From Jewish History

    August 9, 2018

     New Book Offers Chilling Lessons From Jewish History By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director  I’ve just finished reading “POGROM: Kishinev and the Tilt of History” by Steven J. Zipperstein. This is a powerful new book and I am re-reading parts of it because there is so much there. Pogrom is a Russian word meaning to wreak havoc, to …..

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    “Israel Matters”: Samford Theologian Rethinks His Views

    August 3, 2018

     “Israel Matters”: Samford Theologian Rethinks His Views By Richard Friedman BJF Executive Director  If you’re interested in a ringside seat as a prominent Birmingham-based Anglican theologian goes through a profound and positive evolution regarding his thoughts about Jews and Israel, then there’s a new book for you and others interested in Christian thinking about the …..

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    A Magical Summer In The Magic City: Hillel Interns Make Their Mark

    August 1, 2018

    Photo is of the Hillel Connections interns at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.  A Magical Summer In The Magic City:  Hillel Interns Make Their Mark This summer a group of seven students from the University of Alabama took part in the Hillel Connections internship program. (Hillel is the Jewish student organization and receives funding from …..

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    Terror Fires Continuing In Israel; BJF-LJCC To Host Briefing

    July 20, 2018

    Photo is a screenshot of Rabbi Bowman’s video demonstrating the magnitude of fires in Southern Israel. This video was posted just over a week ago.   Terror Fires Continuing In Israel; BJF-LJCC To Host Briefing By Samantha Dubrinsky,  BJF Director of Community Impact Starting in March, headlines on Israeli websites have been about the fires in …..

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    Knot Pulled Tighter As Civility Wanes

    July 10, 2018

    Knot Pulled Tighter  As Civility Wanes  By Richard Friedman, BJF Executive Director Not too long ago, two of our Birmingham Jewish Federation staff members, Florina Newcomb and Samantha Dubrinsky, one of our long-time volunteer leaders, Lisa Engel, and I were discussing a disturbing trend we’ve seen evolve over the past five years: Growing polarization in …..

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    Jewish Groups React To Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

    July 10, 2018

    Photo is of Judge Brett Kavanaugh after his nomination was announced. (Photo: AP) Jewish Groups React To Trump’s Supreme Court Pick From the Times Of Israel: Almost immediately after President Trump announced federal judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court Monday night, Jewish groups and leaders expressed concern for …..

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    Discussion Focuses On Christian Support Of Israel

    July 10, 2018

    Discussion Focuses On Christian Support Of Israel By Richard Friedman,  BJF-LJCC Executive Director Monday morning, from 9-10 am, has become one of the most enjoyable hours of the week for me.  That’s when we’ve been having our “Brain Pump” discussions in the senior adult lounge of our Levite Jewish Community Center.  These are small group …..

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