“The Letter I Wish I Had Written”

    September 28, 2018

    “The Letter I Wish I Had Written” The following letter was written by Gen. Charles Krulak to the late Senator John McCain. Gen. Krulak, a past president of Birmingham-Southern College and former member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, knew Senator McCain personally. Below is the letter Gen. Krulak says he wishes he had written …..

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    BJF, LJCC Take Another Step Toward Collaboration

    September 28, 2018

    BJF, LJCC Take Another Step Toward Collaboration Effective last week, Samantha Dubrinsky has assumed the position of Interim Executive Director of the Levite Jewish Community Center in addition to her current position as Director of Community Impact for the Birmingham Jewish Federation. This expansion of Samantha’s duties and authorities were initiated by a request from …..

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    Items Needed for Hurricane Florence Victims

    September 28, 2018

    Items Needed for Hurricane Florence Victims The Birmingham Jewish Federation and Levite Jewish Community Center have joined together to collect items for victims of Hurricane Florence. Items needed are water, first-aid kits, diapers, wipes, non-perishable foods, infant formula, personal hygiene supplies, black trash bags, gloves and paper goods. Non-perishable foods are one of the most …..

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    “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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