November 7, 2011

Isaacson Takes His “Jobs” to New Orleans

New Orleans native Walter Isaacson, making his way through the publicity whirlwind for his runaway best-seller “Steve Jobs,” will speak at the New Orleans Jewish Community Center’s Uptown facility on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. The event is a preview of the JCC’s annual People […]
November 4, 2011

Swingin’ On A Star benefits NOLA agencies

On Nov. 12, the New Orleans Jewish community will be “Swingin’ on a Star” to benefit Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans, New Orleans Jewish Community Center and Tulane Hillel. The gala event features entertainment by The Yat Pack, New Orleans-based band offering Swing […]
November 4, 2011

Moses and the Cantor at Beth-El

On Nov. 13, “Moses and the Cantor” will perform at Birmingham’s Temple Beth-El. Baritones Oral Moses and Cantor Daniel Gale will present a musical exploration of vocal works from the Jewish and African-American traditions, including spirituals, Yiddish songs, art songs by Black and Jewish composers, […]
November 2, 2011

Jewish Deli Caught in Alabama Immigration Crossfire

It might seem hard to believe, but a flashpoint in Alabama’s current battle over a new law against illegal immigration is a Jewish deli. The law in question, HB56, is being litigated now, but is seen as the strictest in the country. A provision that […]
November 1, 2011

Controversy to the Max: Caught in Alabama’s Immigration Turmoil

It might seem hard to believe, but a flashpoint in Alabama’s current battle over a new law against illegal immigration is a Jewish deli. The law in question, HB56, is being litigated now, but is seen as the strictest in the country. A provision that […]
October 24, 2011

Alabama-native Sabra looks to promote Israeli products

Yes, Sabra is her real name. No, she is not and never has been Israeli or Jewish. But the Fairhope, Ala., resident is now embarking on a large-scale plan to promote Israeli-made products across America. Sabra Joines is currently laying the groundwork for Sabra Style, […]
October 12, 2011

Our October Cover

For those of you wondering about the pictures on our October issue cover, here is where they are, from left to right, top to bottom: Goldberg’s in Greenwood, Miss. Cohen’s in Lexington, Miss. The street marker in front of the defunct Henry Kline Memorial Congregation […]
October 10, 2011

Bama Hillel to Rededicate Torah

The dedication of the new Bloom Hillel Center at the University of Alabama will be completed in November with the return of Hillel’s recently-restored Torah. The building was dedicated in April after a four-year planning and construction process. The previous Hillel was located on a […]
October 6, 2011

Dan Nichols and E18hteen Plan Southern Sukkot Tour

Sukkot is a holiday about temporary dwellings — and that gave musician Dan Nichols an idea, which has transformed into the Road to Eden concert tour of the South for Nichols and his band, e18ghteen. They will be traveling through the region in an RV […]