Larry Brook

June 18, 2021

100-year-old Myron Radwin meets an angel among us

Holly Mazer and her dad Myron Radwin By Richard Friedman Long-time well-known Birmingham Jewish community member Myron Radwin was in his room at Grandview Hospital recently recovering from surgery when something unexpected happened. Now at home and in a declining health situation, Myron and his […]
June 18, 2021

Birmingham rally describes toll of rising antisemitism

From top left clockwise: Danny Cohn, Rabbi Adam Wright, Dov Wilker, Ed Fields By Richard Friedman With hostility and hatred toward Jews intensifying across the country, the Birmingham Jewish Federation hosted a “Stand Up to Antisemitism” rally at Temple Emanu-El on June 16. According to […]
June 17, 2021

Thorne pulls back “Magic Curtain” to chronicle white allies during civil rights battles

By Javacia Harris Bowser For The Birmingham Times When you think of the Birmingham Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, certain names immediately come to mind: The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, and the Rev. Ralph Abernathy, to name a […]
June 13, 2021

Silence in the Face of Spreading Antisemitism is not an option

By Jerry Gordon Something new and frightening happened in the U.S. during the recent 11-day rocket and missile war between Israel and U.S.-designated Palestinian terror group Hamas in Gaza that ended in a tentative cease fire on May 21. It was the outbreak of violent […]
June 11, 2021

Many changes at New Orleans ADL office — and beyond

Lindsay Friedmann The Anti-Defamation League’s South Central office in New Orleans announced that Aaron Ahlquist is becoming the director of community engagement for the Southern division, while Lindsay Friedmann is taking his former role as regional director. Melissa Licali, the South Central education director, will […]
June 10, 2021

The frustration of dealing with a two-front war against Israel

Deputy Consul General Alex Gandler By Richard Friedman Israel and Jews everywhere who feel an attachment to the Jewish state are fighting a two-front war. Each battle is perplexing and dangerous in its own way. The first is the asymmetrical war with Iranian-backed Hamas and […]
June 9, 2021

The Palestinian “Battle Flag” rapidly becoming like the Confederate one

Pro-Palestinians confront Jewish patrons at a restaurant in Los Angeles as the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza rages on, May 2021. Source: Screenshot. By A.J. Caschetta (JNS) — By now, everyone has seen video footage or read articles about angry, young thugs in […]
June 8, 2021

After 34 years, Ned Goldberg retiring as head of JCRS

In 2018, Ned Goldberg was honored at the JCRS annual Jewish Roots gala for his then-30 years of service to the agency. The Jewish Children’s Regional Service, which serves Jewish families and youth in a seven-state region, announced on June 7 that Ned Goldberg will […]
June 6, 2021

Starting Block combines sports management with multicultural understanding

Arnie Fielkow, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans, wanted to start a program that would be a “legacy” and would combine his loves of sports, Judaism and bringing people together. Partnering with the Chase family, that vision is coming true as the […]