March 27, 2009

Close Call for Area Residents in Haifa Terror Attack

From staff and JTA reports An unsuccessful terror attack at the Lev Hamifratz mall in Haifa on March 21 reverberated in the Deep South as two families in Birmingham’s Jewish community had a close call. Talor Bearman and Kayla Perlstein, both from Birmingham, were in […]
March 17, 2009

ADL hosting premiere of Leo Frank film

The Anti-Defamation League announced that it will host the world premiere screening of “The People v. Leo Frank,” a television documentary shedding important new light on the trial and subsequent lynching of Jewish Atlanta businessman Leo Frank. The screening will be held on April 30 […]
March 13, 2009

Two area academics among Israel boycott supporters

Two area professors are among those joining an international — albeit mostly unsuccessful — call for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel. In late January, the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel responded to the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic […]
March 9, 2009

Tuscaloosa congregation breaks ground

On Feb. 24, members of Tuscaloosa’s Temple Emanu-El were joined by University of Alabama officials for the groundbreaking of the congregation’s new building. The groundbreaking was the next step in a process that is bringing Emanu-El to campus, to be situated next door to a […]
March 5, 2009

Hitler’s enthusiastic Palestinian partner

If one looks throughout the Middle East, radical anti-West forces are using the philosophies and tactics of one man — a man who befriended Adolf Hitler during World War II and was actively working on a plan to replicate the Holocaust in the Middle East. […]
February 22, 2009

Aronov Builders do Extreme Makeover

Alabama viewers of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC will see a familiar name in an upcoming episode. Aronov Homes announced on Feb. 2 that it was joining the Emmy award-winning show in building a home for a local family over the course of one […]
February 8, 2009

Duvdevani comes home to talk about her home near Gaza

When Israel, tired of an endless barrage of Hamas missiles fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip, decided to take military action, the Birmingham Jewish Federation knew of an expert they could turn to for explaining the situation. Margaret Kartus Duvdevani, who grew up in […]
February 4, 2009

New Orleans to host Maccabi ArtsFest

Three years after the aftermath from Hurricane Katrina forced the New Orleans Jewish community to cancel its turn at hosting the Maccabi Games, the Maccabi ArtsFest will come to the city. The Maccabi Games is an annual athletic competition for Jewish teens, coordinated by the […]
January 10, 2009

Area Palestinians, Peace Activists Rally Against Israel

There were many children at the rally, echoing a main theme of the protest For Kirk Epstein, it was often a struggle to get his message across. Epstein was the lone counter-protester at a pro-Palestinian rally held at Birmingham’s Linn Park today, organized by the […]