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August 19, 2016

Flood recovery in Baton Rouge: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, August 19

Above: Max Levy helps clean at the home of a Beth Shalom congregant in Baton Rouge, as the recovery process begins from this week’s floods.  Around the South: Week of August 19, 2016  Thirty Jewish families in the Baton Rouge area have been displaced or […]
August 9, 2016

Maccabi Gold: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, August 4

Above: Maccabi Games delegations from New Orleans and Birmingham have been competing this week in St. Louis. Birmingham will be one of the host cities for the 2017 Games. Birmingham has already medaled, with Adison Berger taking silver and gold in the 200-medley and 400-freestyle […]
July 29, 2016

Conventions, termites and Duke: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, July 29

Above: Over 125 Conservative youth visited Birmingham’s Temple Beth-El as part of the USY on Wheels and Camp Ramah programs. They overnighted, visited civil rights sites and led minyan on July 27.  Around the South: Week of July 29, 2016 As candidate qualifying ended in […]
April 15, 2016

Israel Thanks Alabama; New Rabbi for Shir Chadash: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, April 15

Above: Hilik Bar, deputy speaker of the Knesset, addressed a joint session of the Alabama Legislature on April 7, thanking the state for its continuing support of Israel, dating back to a first-of-its-kind resolution in 1943 calling for the establishment of a Jewish state. He […]
March 14, 2016

Vandy student killed in Israel; Purim and corned beef: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, March 13

Above: Making omelets at Under the Big Top, the annual fundraiser for the preschool at Gates of Prayer in Metairie, on March 6.  Around the South: Week of March 13, 2016  The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson has received a challenge grant […]
March 4, 2016

Rabbi Linden to head Ramah Berkshires: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, March 4

Above: About 300 attended the New Orleans BBYO reunion weekend. More photos will be uploaded at the Southern Jewish Life Facebook page next week. Around the South: Week of March 4, 2016 The Roots of Celebration Gala for Jewish Children’s Regional Service will be March […]
February 19, 2016

Alabama denounces BDS: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, Feb. 19

Above: Birmingham’s Temple Beth-El participated in the World Wide Wrap during the daily minyan on Feb. 7, presenting the fifth grade students with their own sets of tefillin.  Around the South: Week of Feb. 19, 2016  Alabama’s Legislature unanimously passed a resolution condemning the Boycott, Divestment […]
December 21, 2015

Winter Break: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, Dec. 21

Above: Listen Up! plays the Community Chanukah Celebration on Dec. 13 at the Uptown Jewish Community Center in New Orleans. Winter Break: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, Dec. 21The Economist has a comprehensive look back at the Leo Frank case, its aftermath for relatives […]
November 25, 2015

Jewish Tulane student “hero” recovering: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, November 25

Around the South: Week of November 25 In a story that has gone world-wide, Peter Gold, a medical student at Tulane University, is recovering after being shot while breaking up an attempted robbery near Magazine Street. A suspect has been arrested. Chanukah is almost here! […]