About The Birmingham Jewish Foundation

The Birmingham Jewish Foundation has partnered with our donors to strengthen our community and to improve the lives of Jews at home, in Israel and throughout the world. The Birmingham Jewish Foundation maintains funds to plan for the future of our community and region, with income being used to meet pressing needs today. The Birmingham Jewish Foundation is a supporting foundation of The Birmingham Jewish Federation, partnering with them to support endeavors that enrich Jewish life, support Israel, help all people in need, and build a better Birmingham.

You can create a LEGACY that will live forever for: Birmingham Jewish Federation, Collat Jewish Family Services, Levite Jewish Community Center, N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, Knesseth Israel Synagogue, Temple B’nai Sholom, Huntsville, AL Camp Dream Street, MS and…
Israel and Jewish causes at home and throughout the world.

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    Many of our grants are allocated to the betterment of our own communities through many local programs within and around the Birmingham Community.


    The Jewish connection to Israel is rooted in 3000 years of history. Support for the current and future well-being of the Jewish people of Israel is essential.


    With an abundance of opportunities to impact lives worldwide, the Foundation takes pride in funding the needs of Jews wherever they are and other communities around the world.

Giving to the Foundation

Outright gifts are a popular means by which you can contribute to The Birmingham Jewish Foundation.
Every dollar is carefully placed. Browse through each of our partners links below for samples of how your dollars count.
The Torah begins and ends with acts of caring, loving kindness.

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Give to Camp Dream Street, MS

Dream Street is a five day, four night camping program for children with physical disabilities. It's mission is that all children, regardless of their abilities, must be offered the chance to have fun, to make new friends, to achieve, to be accepted for who and what they are, and to learn from the challenges of group life. The camp is held on the grounds of URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS and is sponsored by NFTY’s Southern Region.

Fund Types

Funds that meet your needs. The Birmingham Jewish Foundation will help you create a fund that meets your needs and fulfills your charitable objectives.
All funds created in the Foundation will bear your family name or another name in perpetuity.
Let us help you create your legacy.

Perpetual funds for unmet needs supporting important programs and projects in our community

A fund for specific community needs or purposes such as senior adult services or youth programs

Donors may make recommendations for a variety of purposes to benefit the community

A separate family foundation affiliated with and working in conjunction with the Birmingham Jewish Foundation and Federation

Raising and administering endowment dollars with organization partners

PACE-Make a forever gift to The Birmingham Jewish Federation Campaign

Forever gift to the Birmingham Jewish Federation from International sisterhood of women activists dedicted to the future of Jewish people


The Birmingham Jewish Foundation in conjuction with so many other local and global organizations are making a remarkable impact on so many. Watch how we show off how we are changing the world.

Nov 2016
2017 Annual Campaign Video - Birmingham Jewish Federation & Birmingham Jewish Foundation

2017 Annual Campaign Video - Birmingham Jewish Federation

The Birmingham Jewish Federation is our local Jewish Community’s central agency for fundraising, community development and community relations. The BJF is dedicated to supporting Israel, enriching Jewish life, helping people in need, and working to build a better community for all of Birmingham’s residents.

Aug 2017
2017 JCC Maccabi Games - A Week To Remember In Birmingham

2017 JCC Maccabi Games - A Week To Remember In Birmingham

The JCC Maccabi Games® are an Olympic-style sporting competition held each summer in North America and is the second largest organized sports program for Jewish teenagers in the world.

The Birmingham Jewish Foundation was a major contributor to Birmingham's Maccabi games.

June 2018
Collat Jewish Family Services CARES Program

Volunteers are esssential to the daily operation and long-term success of our CARES respite program, which provides four hours/day of cognitive, physical and social stimulation for people with dementia and related disorders.

Many volunteers in this program are themselves older adults, including Bobby Fierman and Alan Berman, who are featured in this wonderful video by Jason Ruha and John Kacker of Protagonist Digital!


"What a blessing for our community to witness the 36th anniversary of the Birmingham Jewish Foundation...created for all of us to enjoy a multitude of enriching opportunities today while saving for our collective hopes and dreams into the future."

- Amy Saag -

2010-2013 President

"Caring and sharing is the essence of tzedakah and The Birmingham Jewish Foundation gives us the opportunity to participate in this Mitzvah."

- Micky Rubenstein -

1996-1999 President

"We are continually writing our epitaphs, and the best way to show the next generation what is truly important to us, is by leaving funds in the Foundation to promote those values."

- Suzanne Bearman -

2004-2006 President


The Birmingham Jewish Foundation would love to hear from you! Let us know how we can partner with you on your investment in the future of our community, Israel and the world.

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  • Sally Friedman, Executive Director sallyf@bjf.org 205.803.1519
    Janet Aarons, Assistant Director janeta@bjf.org 205.803.1524
    Carol Rogers, Executive Assistant: Donation cards carolr@bjf.org 205.803.1516
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