40 YEARS - OVER $30 MILLION IN GRANTS

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"a journey begun by our ancestors, to be continued by our children."

  - Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

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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HOME

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

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ISRAEL

The Jewish connection to Israel is rooted in 5000 years of history. Support for the current and future well-being of the Jewish people of Israel is essential.

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WORLD

With an abundance of opportunities to impact lives worldwide, the Foundation takes pride in funding the needs of Jews in their 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.

 
Our Valued Partners

Strengthening the Jewish Community, Local Community, Israel and the World. 
We are fortunate to be affiliated with 9 amazing partners. Click the arrows below to scroll through each individual partner then click on the organization name for additional information.

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Birmingham Jewish community's central fundraiser, community relations and community development agency.

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Comprehensive social services and outreach and education programs to both the Jewish and general community.

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Strives to create a family community of learners who value lifelong study, respect human diversity, and are able to make informed choices about their lives.

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Family oriented recreational and educational facility impacting more than 130,000 members of the Birmingham community annually.

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Dream Street is a five day, four night camping program for children with disabilities.

Knesseth Israel Congregation

Knesseth Israel (KI) Congregation is the only Orthodox Jewish synagogue in the state of Alabama and the first Orthodox organization to organize in Birmingham in 1889.

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One of the oldest Reform congregations in the Union for Reform Judaism inhabiting the oldest synagogue in continuous use in Alabama.

Young Jewish Philanthropy

Programs and activities designed to teach teens about philanthropic giving, engage them in charitable work and educate them about various Jewish charitable organizations.

Bama Hillel

Center for Jewish life on the campus of the University of Alabama. Religious home away from home.

Auburn Hillel

Center for Jewish life on the campus of Auburn University. Religious home away from home.

GIVE TO CAMP DREAMSTREET, 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

Perpetual funds for supporting the Birmingham Jewish Federation Annual Campaign

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

NOTEWORTHY

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.

TESTIMONIALS

"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

 
CONTACT

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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GENERAL INFORMATION
OFFICE HOURS

3966 Montclair Road

Birmingham, AL 35213

Phone: 205-879-0416

Fax: 205-803-1526

 

birminghamjewishfoundation.org

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Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-5pm

Friday, 8:30am-4pm

Saturday & Sunday closed

 

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