July 22, 2015

West Blocton’s Congregation Ah-Goodies Ah-Chem Continues Legacy of Jewish Learning

Congregation Ah-Goodies Ah-Chem in West Blocton may have closed 80 years ago, but it will continue to have a legacy of Jewish learning. The lot where the synagogue once stood and where an historic marker was dedicated in 1997 has been sold and the proceeds […]
July 17, 2015

Chattanooga, Atticus — and Rosh Ha’Ayin’s Wonder Woman: This Week in Southern Jewish Life, July 17

Around the South: Week of July 17, 2015 Three flags: Camp Darom, the Orthodox camp coordinated by Baron Hirsch in Memphis, settles in at its new home near Blountsville, Ala. Rabbi Jonathan Miller of Birmingham’s Temple Emanu-El wrote this piece for al.com on why the Iran deal is […]
July 15, 2015

Gift Enhances Judaics at South Alabama

Longtime University of South Alabama philanthropists Fanny and Bert Meisler of Mobile announced a gift to establish an endowment to enhance Jewish Studies at USA. The Fanny and Bert Meisler Endowed Professorship in Jewish Studies will expand and deepen the university’s relationship with Mobile’s Jewish […]
July 9, 2015

Around the South: Week of July 9, 2015

Above: Facing dwindling numbers and not having had any events in over a year, members of Mount Sinai Congregation in Texarkana officially shut the doors and listed the property for sale. Around the South: Week of July 9, 2015 A Jewish community Day of Service will […]
September 1, 2014

U.S.-Israel Energy Summit Held in New Orleans

The inaugural U.S.-Israel Energy Summit was held in New Orleans to highlight the benefits of partnership between Israel and the United States in energy research and development. Held at Tulane, the two-day summit starting Aug. 25 brought together 11 academic institutions for discussions on how […]
June 30, 2014

Statement from Birmingham Jewish Federation

STATEMENT FROM THE BIRMINGHAM JEWISH FEDERATION It is with profound grief and great sadness that we mourn the murders of the three young Israelis  Naftali Fraenkel, 16, Gilad Shaar, 16, and Eyal Yifrah, 19, who were kidnapped on Thursday, June 12. Since their abduction, our Birmingham […]
June 30, 2014

Statement from New Orleans Jewish Federation

A message from Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans Executive Director, Michael Weil The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans was devastated to learn that the bodies of the three missing Israeli teenagers—Naphtali Fraenkel 16, Gilad Shaar, 16 and Eyal Yifrach, 19—were  found today in […]
July 18, 2012

New Website

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June 22, 2012

Jacobs Camp dedicates new ark

For the Henry S. Jacobs Camp, it was a case of going from the old to the new. On June 16, the camp dedicated a new handcrafted ark, Torah stand and reading table, all made by Bob Cohan of Tallahassee. Cohan retired from the medical […]