April 7, 2022

Say Something: FBI Campaign Encourages Reporting of Hate Crimes

By Richard Friedman As a result of growing antisemitism and other forms of hatred, the FBI has launched an aggressive campaign urging both victims and witnesses to such events to report such incidents. One of the venues selected by the FBI to advertise its message […]
April 6, 2022

I Love Tina and Gina’s Brings New York Deli to Birmingham

By Lee J. Green Christina Harrison wanted to bring a bite of the Big Apple — and deli-style sandwiches — to the South. That subway car arrives in the station with her dream realized as I Love Tina and Gina’s opens on April 16 at […]
March 28, 2022

Looking Back and Leading Forward: Celebrating 125 years of NCJW in New Orleans

The NCJW New Orleans Centennial streetcar in 1997 By Barbara Kaplinsky and SJL staff Child advocacy and assisting students, greeting and helping immigrants, advocating for women’s issues and social justice, promoting volunteerism and voting, and simply having fun. That’s all in 45,655 days’ work for […]
March 16, 2022

Jewish Endowment Foundation tops $100 million in assets

The Jewish Endowment Foundation of Louisiana announced that it has surpassed $100 million in total assets, according to preliminary 2021 year-end numbers that are still subject to audit. Executive Director Bobby Garon and Board President Morton Katz made the announcement on March 14, saying that […]
March 13, 2022

JCRS honoring three MVPs at Jewish Roots of Sports gala

Every sports league names Most Valuable Players, and three MVPs will be honored at the Jewish Roots of Sports gala held by Jewish Children’s Regional Service. At the March 27 gala, Gayle Baer, Alan Krilov and Mark Sands will be honored for their roles with […]
March 8, 2022

NewSouth Books also tells the region’s Jewish stories

By Richard Friedman Montgomery’s Suzanne La Rosa loves a good story. So it’s only fitting that her life is a story unto itself. After all, it’s not often that you meet an Italian Catholic woman, who grew up in a Jewish neighborhood in New York […]
March 7, 2022

Interfaith Understanding: Greg Garrison’s 35 years of covering religion in Alabama

Greg Garrison and Elie Wiesel during Wiesel’s last visit to Birmingham in 2007.  By Richard Friedman  When AL.com reporter Greg Garrison was growing up in rural Missouri in the 1970s, he never could have imagined how an unlikely friendship with an elderly Holocaust survivor in St. Louis would […]
March 3, 2022

A celebration from the past as NCJW New Orleans holding Angel Ball salute

The National Council of Jewish Women’s Greater New Orleans Section is celebrating its 125th anniversary by reviving a piece of its history. “Looking Back and Leading Forward with a Salute to Angel Ball” will be on April 9 at the Higgins Hotel. A patron’s party […]
March 2, 2022

Georgia House passes antisemitism definition

The Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta. Credit: Susanne Pommer/Shutterstock. (JNS) — The Georgia House of Representatives passed a resolution adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of anti-Semitism. House Bill 1274 passed on Feb. 28 with a vote of 141-19, with six abstaining. The resolution, […]