Sunday, November 3, 2019
The movie "Denial" was based on Lipstadt's book "History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier" which depicted her defense against libel charges in Great Britain brought by Holocaust Denier David Irving.
World renowned anti-Semitism expert coming to B'ham
SAVE THE DATE: March 4, 2020, 7:00 p.m. Dr. Deborah Lipstadt  will be speaking at Birmingham-Southern College. The program is being underwritten by the Birmingham Jewish Foundation’s Birmingham-Southern Jewish Education Fund and is co-sponsored by the Birmingham Jewish Federation . Dr. Lipstadt is considered one of the world’s leading experts on anti-Semitism. She is the Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University and is the author of 8 books on anti-Semitism and the Holocaust. 

She holds a Presidential appointment to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council (from Presidents Clinton and Obama) and was asked by President George W. Bush to represent the White House at the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. 

More details to follow in coming weeks, but save the date now.
“I will not ignore that there is tension, but that is not exclusive to this place,” said Rosh Ha’ayin’s Yiska Raveh. “You feel it around Israel.”
 
“But when you have contact the barriers fall,” she said, adding, “Unity does not mean losing your identity.”
BJF partner city Rosh Ha’ayin highlighted in NY Times
The New York Times ran a story recently focusing on Rosh Ha’ayin, Israel. The story uses Rosh Ha’ayin as a framework to provide insight into Israel’s deadlocked political situation.
 
At the Birmingham Jewish Federation, we are proud of the role the BJF and especially Birmingham’s Kimerling family played in transforming this Israeli city through a partnership program. 
 
Through our efforts, we had a big impact on the lives of many people in Rosh Ha’ayin. One of the most important quotes in the story comes from a Rosh Ha’ayin woman, Yiska Raveh, who worked as a camp counselor in Birmingham one summer.
 
Zapruder will speak at a community event for the BHEC on Nov. 7 and will lead an all day teacher workshop on Nov. 8
Holocaust author speaking in B'ham
The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center is hosting "An Evening with Alexandra Zapruder, Author of 'Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust" on Thursday, November 7 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, in the UAB Hill Student Center.

Ms. Zapruder will also be participating in an all-day teacher workshop Friday, November 8 in partnership with the UAB's Institute for Human Rights and Department of History, with sponsorship from the Unrestricted Fund of the Birmingham Jewish Foundation. This workshop will be entirely free of charge to teachers statewide.
 
Zapruder began her career as a member of the founding staff of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and is the author of,  Salvaged Pages: Young Writers’ Diaries of the Holocaust , which won the National Jewish Book Award in the Holocaust category. She wrote and co-produced  I’m Still Here , a documentary film for young audiences based on her book.

The tournament is a fundraiser for the Roz Feigelson Circle of Life Knitting Society, who knit scarves for cancer patients and distribute them to local cancer centers in Birmingham.
Lindsey Raymond Mah Jongg Tournament
Lindsay Raymond was a kind, caring person who would go the extra mile to help anyone, and not think twice about it. She was a devoted wife, mother, and new grandmother. Lindsay's two greatest passions were going for walks and playing mah jongg. She taught countless people in our community how to play mah jongg. Lindsay was taken away from us too soon by cancer, but would be thrilled to know the annual LJCC Mah Jongg Tournament has been named in her memory.

The 12th Annual Mah Jong Tournament will be held on Wednesday, November 6 at the LJCC. Registration is $36 which includes your play, snacks, lunch, and door prizes. Doors open at 9:30 am, tournament play is from 10 am-3 pm. Every level of experience is welcome! Can't play but still want to show your support? Donate here

The Sam Lapidus Montclair Run honors the short but very full life of Sam Lapidus, who died of Ewing’s sarcoma, a form of childhood cancer, in November 2008 – just nine days before his 15 th  birthday.
Don't be a turkey - come run with us!
Join us for the 43 rd Annual Sam Lapidus Montclair Run on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 28 at the Levite Jewish Community Center.

Registration is open now for this community event and runners can register as individuals or as a team to increase their impact.

Funds raised from the run will be donated to the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s of Alabama and the Levite Jewish Community Center.

Upcoming Community Events


CARES Memory Café
Friday, November 8, 1- 2:30 pm at CARES, 3794 Crosshaven Dr. The CJFS CARES Memory Café is a fun, friendly place for dementia patients and their loved ones to socialize, listen to live music and enjoy light refreshments. November's artist is UAB Musician in Residence Susan Johnson Lawrence, who has sung professionally with her guitar for 42 years locally and nationally. Learn more

Pink Challah Bake
Sunday, November 10, 3pm Doors Open + BRCA Testing, 4pm Program Begins, at the LJCC. Experience the power in numbers as we mix, knead, and braid challah together. BRCA screening and testing by a local physician will be available before the event. Please bring your insurance cards. $18 per person. Contact Priscilla Denard with questions. Register here

Getting to Know Our Temple's History
Thursday, November 14, 11:30am at Temple Emanu-El. Please join us for an illuminating program hosted by Rabbi Graffman Endowment Fund as we share special memories of our congregation's magnificent history, with our new senior Rabbi, Rabbi Adam Wright. Program in the Chapel, following by a luncheon in Weil Hall. Especially for those 60 years and older; we also invite those who have recently joined our congregational family as well as the community. RSVP here

Korean Shabbat with Chef Josh Haynes
Friday, November 15, 5:30pm Services, 6:15pm Shabbat Dinner. Celebrate Shabbat with family and friends and authentic Korean cuisine at Chabad of Alabama. $20 per adult, $10 per child, $54 max per family. Register here