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September 19, 2023

“Midsummer” production returns to Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s roots

By Lee J. Green The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is connecting the present with the past as they kick off the 2023-24 season with the show that started it all when the ASF moved to Montgomery in 1985. William Shakespeare’s classic comedy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” […]
September 10, 2023

ADL South Central combines fundraisers into one major event

The South Central region of the Anti-Defamation League is merging its two annual fundraisers into one main event, debuting on Oct. 4 as the Concert Against Hate, featuring the A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Awards and the Community Impact Awards. This year’s Botnick honorees are […]
September 7, 2023

November opening for WWII Museum’s Liberation Pavilion

The National WWII Museum will open the highly anticipated Liberation Pavilion, its final permanent exhibit hall, and officially dedicate the Col. Battle Barksdale Parade Ground, an outdoor gathering space in the heart of the New Orleans campus, on Nov. 3 — in time for the […]
September 7, 2023

Israeli Consul General does Mississippi tour, visits Birmingham

Consul General Anat Sultan-Dadon met with Governor Tate Reeves. Israeli Consul General Anat Sultan-Dadon recently had a series of meetings with government, academic and business leaders in Alabama and Mississippi, exploring ways to expand collaboration between the states and Israel. Sultan-Dadon heads the Israeli Consulate […]
September 4, 2023

Jewish Broadcasting Service expands availability in region

JBS series “In the Spotlight” with host Abigail Pogrebin By Lee J. Green Jewish Broadcasting Service Acting CEO Darah Golub remembers back in 2005, when her father, Rabbi Mark S. Golub, said American television needed a Jewish channel. Today, JBS is a non-profit Jewish television […]
September 1, 2023

Arrest made in murder of Israeli business owner in Birmingham

Snir Lalum, an Israeli living in Birmingham, was killed in what was considered a robbery attempt on Aug. 24. Lalum, 44, was co-owner of Insta-Movers and was opening the business for the day around 5 a.m. when he was apparently followed to the business from […]
August 27, 2023

“Honey Girl of Auschwitz” bringing message of resilience

A survivor of Auschwitz who travels the country speaking about resilience, tolerance and forgiveness will be in Louisiana next month. Esther Basch, known as “The Honey Girl of Auschwitz,” says that while she can’t forget what happened to her, she can forgive, because holding a […]
August 24, 2023

Hoover library to host Yiddish Book Center “Stories of Exile” series

Hoover Public Library, just south of Birmingham, kicks off four months of activities connected to the Yiddish Book Center’s Stories of Exile program. The library is one of 29 in the country to receive the grant for a reading and discussion program to engage teens […]
August 24, 2023

Decades of Service: Jewish Family Service celebrates 75 years of helping New Orleans

Council Member Jennifer Van Vrancken presents proclamation to JFS President Debbie Pesses and JFS Executive Director Roselle Ungar. Photos by Donna Matherne Seventy five years ago, what is now Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans started with refugee resettlement, case management and financial assistance. […]