May 18, 2010

Remembering Goudchaux’s

The story of one of the South’s most beloved names in retailing begins with a smuggling operation out of Nazi Germany. That story will be recounted by Hans Sternberg, author of “We Were Merchants: The Sternberg Family and the Story of Goudchaux’s and Maison Blanche […]
May 17, 2010

Under Construction

The website is undergoing some design work; we plan to be fully functional by Monday, May 24.
May 14, 2010

JCPA: From New Orleans to Birmingham

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs, which is the national organization of Federation Jewish Community Relations Committees, will hold its annual African-American/Jewish Community Leaders Mission in Birmingham this year. This is the third year that JCPA is organizing the mission. The previous two times, New […]
May 13, 2010

Kicking for Kids in Nola

The second annual “Kicking for Kids” tournament will kick off summer at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center, raising money and awareness for children’s programs at the JCC. Twelve teams will participate in the double-elimination tournament on May 23 at the Uptown JCC. Teams consist […]
May 12, 2010

Beth Israel Breaks Ground to Replace Katrina-Destroyed Shul

Photo by Alan Smason Members of the executive board and past presidents of Congregation Beth Israel prepare to break ground. Front row from left: Alex Barkoff, Irwin Lachoff, Myron Goldberg, Mike Gertler, Roselle Ungar, Jackie Gothard, Sol Gothard, Ben Gothard, Eddie Gothard and Alan Katz. […]
April 29, 2010

JCRS Receives Four-Star Rating

New Orleans-based Jewish Children’s Regional Services has been given a four-star rating by Charity Navigator, the highest rating the evaluation service gives. Ned Goldberg, JCRS executive director, said Harold Steinberg of Memphis asked him at a board meeting in January whether the organization had applied […]
April 26, 2010

What To Get The Agency That Does Everything

The family of Judy Abroms is having an 80th birthday party for her, and everyone is invited. Tony Award-winning playwright, poet and performer Sarah Jones will be the featured performer at “Hands Up Together,” the second annual fundraising celebration for Birmingham’s Collat Jewish Family Services, […]
April 24, 2010

“You Belong in Birmingham” takes Peetluk Tourney

With two new teams added to this year’s Bill Peetluk Memorial Lag B’Omer Softball Invitational, the drama increased exponentially as one of the new teams, “You Belong in Birmingham,” defeated the combined Knesseth Israel/Chabad squad 18-16 in the championship game on April 18. The winning […]
April 21, 2010

Babs Tribute as LJCC Celebrates 50 Years of Theater

Old memories will be revisited and new “Memories” will be made on May 1, as nationally acclaimed Barbra Streisand tribute artist Carla Del Villaggio headlines a gala celebrating 50 years of theatre at Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center. Theatre LJCC, which was known until the […]