July 22, 2011

“Riding Rabbis” Making Way Through South

Birmingham Mayor William Bell presents a proclamation to Rabbi Zalman Perlman today, as Rabbis Dani Saul and Shmuel Rothstein look on. It isn’t every day you see three rabbis, fringes blowing in the breeze, bicycling the back roads of the South. But that’s the whole […]
July 21, 2011

Partnering With Schools

Located just one block from each other, Touro Synagogue in New Orleans and the Sophie B. Wright Charter School make natural partners. Their partnership has now been recognized on a national level, with the presentation of a national Fain Award from the Commission on Social […]
July 20, 2011

Israel Philharmonic Concert in Area Theaters on July 28

Win tickets to the concert: See below for details. On July 28, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta, will be at numerous theaters in our region. “Live From Jerusalem: An Evening With the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra” will be shown on a delayed same-day […]
July 18, 2011

Birmingham turns out for Berry family benefit

Donna Askenazi, center, organized the bake sale today at the Levite Jewish Community Center. Lauren, Alexis and Beth Greenwald bring goods from Atlanta As Donna Askenazi was being asked by the local Fox affiliate about her friends, Robin and Joshua Berry, the emotions began to […]
July 15, 2011

Accused Brooklyn Killer Had Memphis Ties

Levi Aron, who is charged with the murder of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky in Brooklyn on Monday, had recently lived in Memphis. The case has rocked the Orthodox community in Brooklyn, as both the victim and the accused are part of the community. Kletzky was walking […]
July 15, 2011

B’ham Bake Sale for Berry Family

The Birmingham Jewish community is responding to a tragedy in Houston’s Jewish community with a bake sale to benefit the surviving children of a couple that was killed in a car wreck on July 2. Donna Askenazi and Jamie Stern are organizing the bake sale, […]
July 8, 2011

JCRS Seeks Chanukah Program Recipients

The Jewish Children’s Regional Service is collecting names of families for its Chanukah gift program. The New Orleans-based social service agency is looking for families with minor children that need help purchasing and securing gifts for their children. The agency serves a seven-state region that […]
July 2, 2011

National Women’s Philanthropy Views Tornado Damage

On June 29, Jewish women from across America were in the North Smithfield Manor community in Birmingham, installing windows in the Wilkerson family home with workers from Habitat for Humanity. North Smithfield, located next to where the future Interstate 22 will link up with Interstate […]
June 28, 2011

Three Judaic Exhibits To Tour Region

Three new exhibitions focusing on Jewish artists who have contributed to the culture of the United States and the world are traveling the country, including stops in the Deep South starting this coming month. The three exhibits were developed by Nextbook, a non-profit organization dedicated […]