Shabbat Shirah/Shabbat of Song
Friday, January 14 @ 5:45 PM - 7:00 PM
Please join us for a special Shabbat service, celebrating song and prayer with members of our choir. Special thanks to the Mary K. Brodnax Music Fund of the Grafman Endowment Fund for underwriting this event.
Shabbat Hilicha/Shabbat Hiking
Saturday, January 15 @ 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
One Saturday per month, in lieu of a regular Shabbat service at Temple, we will meet at Red Mountain Park to spend Shabbat morning together. Led by Rabbi Wright and/or Cantor Wittner, we will spend one to two hours enjoying Shabbat in nature.
CJFS Senior Grocery Delivery
Sunday, January 16 @ 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CJFS Senior Grocery Delivery
Virtual Tu B’Shevat Seder
Sunday, January 16 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join us for a virtual Tu B’Shevat Seder! Rabbi Norry will lead us in learning about and experiencing this lesser-known holiday. Never been to a Tu B’Shevat seder before? No problem – this is your chance to try something new, to reconnect with nature, and learn about Judaism’s mystical teachings.
Register to receive a shopping list with everything you’ll need to participate from home, and for the Zoom link.
Siddur Master Class
Tuesday, January 18 @ 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Are you interested in getting to know the Siddur better? Join Rabbi Norry for this “master class” on the Siddur and sharpen your ability to lead and participate in prayer services! Each class will cover its own topic, from the meaning to mechanics and music of the Siddur, so join for one session and for all. No RSVP is required.
Lunchtime Torah Study
Wednesday, January 19 @ 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
This Torah study meets via Zoom and will cover that week’s Torah portion. All levels are welcome.
Tu Beersvat Tasting
Thursday, January 20 @ 5 - 7 PM
Event will be at TrimTab Brewery (come and go as you'd like).
The LJCC is inviting the community to join us at Trib Tab Brewing for a beer tasting in celebration of Tu Bishvat (or as we like to call it, Tu Beershvat). Although the Jewish holiday celebrates wheat, barley, grapes, figs, pomegranates, olives, and dates, we’ll keep it simple and focus on the grains as we sip our way through a tasting hosted by Trim Tab’s brewmaster. Plan to mingle and enjoy the brewery. $10 entry fee gets you a tasting, a tour of the production area, and a drink ticket for a full beer.
Darsie Alexander: Recovering the
Lost Stories of Looted Art
Thursday, January 20 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Birmingham Museum of Art
During World War II, untold numbers of artworks and pieces of cultural property were stolen by Nazi forces. After the war, an estimated one million artworks and 2.5 million books were recovered. Many more were destroyed. The exhibition chronicles the layered stories of the objects that survived, exploring the circumstances of their theft, their post-war rescue, and their afterlives in museums and private collections. Afterlives includes objects looted from Jewish collections during the war, including works by such renowned artists as Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cézanne, Marc Chagall, Gustave Courbet, Paul Klee, Franz Marc, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, and Camille Pissarro. The Jewish Museum has also commissioned four contemporary artists to create new works that address the resonance of the exhibition’s themes: Maria Eichhorn, Hadar Gad, Dor Guez, and Lisa Oppenheim.
Please join us prior to the lecture, at 5 PM, for a reception co-sponsored by The Birmingham Jewish Federation.
This lecture is sponsored by Margaret and Bruce Alexander.
Temple Emanu-El Junior Choir
Sunday, January 23 @ 9:30 AM - 9:55 AM
Join Cantor Wittner every Sunday for this fun musical experience. We will learn music and prayers to prepare our Jr. Choir to sing at our monthly family services. Best for students in kindergarten through 4th Grade. (Choir will dismiss at 9:55 to allow students to go to class.)
Birmingham Hadassah Book Club
Sunday, January 23 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Birmingham Chapter of Hadassah
Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
by Eyal Press, facilitator Nancy Berland
New attendees are warmly invited to participate in the discussion!
International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration
Thursday, January 27 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Birmingham Holocaust Education Center
As The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum states, “The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27—the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau—as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism and to develop educational programs to help prevent future genocides.”
The Birmingham Holocaust Education Center will honor International Holocaust Remembrance Day by holding an educational event at the Vestavia Hills City Hall.
Esther Levy will be sharing her family’s experience during the Holocaust followed by a Q & A.
We hope all will attend to remember and honor the victims of the Holocaust.