November 1, 2022

Jewish teens heading to Auburn University for basketball experience

More than 150 Jewish high school students from across the United States will visit Auburn University on a joint NCSY and Athletes for Israel mission from Nov. 4 to 7, as a follow-up to the men’s basketball team’s 10-day trip to Israel this past August, […]
October 31, 2022

Civil Rights Institute hosting panel with Abraham Accords countries

In March, members of Sharaka visited the Georgia Capitol for a series of meetings. Pictured here is Israeli Consul General Anat Sultan-Dadon giving remarks. In two years, the Abraham Accords have reshaped the Middle East, as several Arab states established relations with Israel and pursued […]
October 30, 2022

Aimee Johnson stepping down as head of Levite JCC

Aimee Johnson is stepping down as executive director of the Levite Jewish Community Center, effective Nov. 4. Associate Executive Director Brooke Bowles will become the interim executive director as a search for a successor takes place. Johnson was named interim executive director in February 2021 […]
October 30, 2022

Sidewalk announces Jewish Film Week lineup in Birmingham

Armageddon Time By Lee Green Birmingham’s Jewish Film Week, hosted by the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema, will spotlight a diverse range of features, documentaries and short films ranging from a “Fiddler on the Roof” viewing and discussion to a new release based on the […]
October 28, 2022

Editorial: Kanye just part of a larger, more pervasive societal sickness

Kanye West. Credit: Jason Persse via Wikimedia Commons. It is interesting that our nation is finally having a major conversation about antisemitism, thanks to the recent often-perplexing remarks of the former Kanye West, now known as Ye. And given the fallout over his rants, one […]
October 27, 2022

Violins of Hope coming to New Orleans

Avshi Weinstein tells students about the Violins of Hope (SJL file) Four Violins of Hope will be in New Orleans for a series of programs and concerts in January, the week of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The Violins of Hope are violins that were played […]
October 26, 2022

Leonard Cohen Tribute Show at Workplay

Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons ShareAlike 2.0 France (CC BY-SA 2.0 FR) By Lee J. Green When the only Leonard Cohen tribute “cover” band in the United States made its live debut at Workplay in Birmingham in 2019, fans of the great Jewish poet, singer and […]
October 24, 2022

Foundation to honor Ruth Kullman for service to Touro Infirmary

On Nov. 10, the Judah Touro Infirmary Foundation’s Judah Touro Society will honor Ruth Kullman as this year’s recipient of the Judah Touro Society Award. The award has been given each year for the past 32 years to a member of the Touro family who […]
October 23, 2022

New Orleans JWV offers weekend of Veterans Day programs

The Ben Katz Post 580 of the Jewish War Veterans will honor the memory of New Orleans community leaders Jacqueline and Sol Gothard with a series of activities over Veterans Day weekend. On Nov. 10, the Gothard JWV Women’s Speaker Series will present “60 Years […]