August 4, 2020

New Auburn lecturer causes stir with “F— every single cop” posts

A new Auburn lecturer is making waves before even arriving on campus. Jesse Goldberg, who describes himself as a “radical anti-racist white (Jewish) teacher,” has caused a backlash by posting a tweet starting with “F— every single cop.” Goldberg will be a lecturer of African […]
August 3, 2020

Back to school? Jewish schools plan for uncertain year

Distance learning from Jewish Community Day School in Metairie After a summer of uncertainty where summer camps were closed because of coronavirus concerns but Jewish Community Center Day Camps eventually opened — under restricted capacity and social distancing — the Jewish schools in the area […]
July 10, 2020

“I Don’t Want Your Babies Fighting Racial Battles 50 Years From Now”

By Richard Friedman As the national temperature continues to rise over racial issues, Birmingham’s Levite Jewish Community Center recently hosted a Zoom seminar with one of the city’s most prominent African-American activists and race discussion facilitators, T. Marie King. The session centered on how to […]
April 30, 2020

Ramah Darom, URJ Camps including Jacobs, announce summer cancellations

With the uncertainty over what the loosening of restrictions on public gatherings will look like, and whether anything that involves crowds will be able to happen, the Reform camping movement and the Conservative movement’s Ramah Darom announced today that there will not be any in-person […]
February 27, 2020

Jewish sports fans to Bama star Jeudy: We’re honored, no apology needed

Jerry Jeudy sports his Star of David necklace during the Walk of Champions before a recent game in Tuscaloosa While former Alabama wide receiver Jerry Jeudy issued an apology for anyone who was offended by his wearing a Star of David necklace, the overwhelming response […]
January 24, 2020

New Orleans Federation embarks on community strategic plan

At the MLK Day Parade in New Orleans, 2019 The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans announced that it will be embarking on a Strategic Planning process this year, for the first time in over a decade. The process, which was alluded to at the […]
January 15, 2020

Rabbi Schiller stepping down as head of Tulane Hillel

After 11 years of transforming Tulane Hillel into one of the most innovative Hillels nationally, Rabbi Yonah Schiller will be stepping down as executive director this summer. Schiller will become the chief research and development officer for the Jim Joseph Foundation, a San Francisco-based group […]