December 19, 2011

Mobile Jewish Film Festival Lineup Announced

The Mobile Jewish Film festival is celebrating its 11th year with an expanded lineup of contemporary Jewish films. The festival, sponsored by the Mobile Area Jewish Federation and the University of South Alabama will show six films at four different venues during its regular festival […]
December 16, 2011

Birmingham Car Dealership Mentioned in Hezbollah Money Laundering Complaint

The U.S. government claims Lebanese banks were involved in an elaborate money laundering scheme to benefit Hezbollah, and named 30 U.S. used car dealerships as participants in the plot, including one in Birmingham. The government is looking for almost half a billion dollars in penalties, […]
December 11, 2011

Beth Israel Raffling BCS Championship Tickets

Ready for a sixth straight national championship for the Southeastern Conference? Want to be there? Beth Israel in Metairie is holding a raffle for two loge-level tickets to the Bowl Championship Series national championship game in New Orleans on Jan. 9, where LSU and Alabama […]
December 2, 2011

Zeitgeist Sidebar: Controversial Gaza Children’s Exhibit Displayed

Along with the festival mentioned in the previous article, Zeitgeist will be showing “A Child’s View From Gaza,” an exhibit of art by Palestinan children, ages 8 to 14, part of a Middle East Children’s Alliance project, “Let the Children Play and Heal,” through Dec. […]
December 2, 2011

Zeitgeist’s Middle East Film Festival Continues Israel Boycott

This month, the fifth annual Middle East Film Festival gets underway at Zeitgeist in New Orleans. For the third year, it adheres to BDS — the movement that urges boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. The BDS movement has been growing in recent years as […]
November 30, 2011

Israel Plastics Company Opening Auburn Plant

An Israeli manufacturer specializing in plastic parts for the automotive industry will open a plant in Auburn, and is slated to begin production in the next few months. Arkal Automotive USA will open its first U.S. manufacturing operation at the Auburn Technology Park West in […]
November 22, 2011

Revisiting the Personhood Amendment

An amendment that would classify a fertilized egg as a person for all legal purposes in Mississippi went down to a surprising defeat on Nov. 8, by a 58-42 margin, but the battle is likely just beginning in Mississippi and elsewhere. Amendment 26, known as […]
November 21, 2011

Bonds, Birmingham Federation to Mark 30 Years of Rosh Ha’Ayin Partnership

Next month, Israel Bonds, the Birmingham Jewish Federation and Birmingham Jewish Foundation will team up for a community celebration marking the 30th anniversary of Birmingham’s relationship with Rosh Ha’Ayin. Mayor Moshe Sinai and Meir Serrouya, head of the Rosh Ha’Ayin Music Conservatory, will be visiting […]
November 17, 2011

Jasper’s Jewish Community Remembered in Exhibit

Jasper’s Temple Emanu-El may have closed in 2005, but the Jewish community’s mark on the Alabama town is far from forgotten. Last month, “The Jewish Families of Walker County” opened at the Bankhead House and Heritage Center, featuring memorabilia, Judaica and photographs from the area’s […]