Forging Ahead: Civil Rights Stories & Song

This is the first of a 2-part series that will share civil rights stories from Birmingham’s past, with a special focus on Jewish involvement.¬† We will honor, through stories and song, the civil rights era, with an eye to the challenges of the future.


“The Context: Circa 1950s Civil Rights and the Jewish Community”

Featuring: Author T.K. Thorne, Rabbi Douglas Kohn, Ellen Cooper Erdreich, Sol Kimerling, Cantor Jessica Roskin, Sarah Metzger, and many other voices from our community

 Appetizer Reception, Shabbat Service, Address


All events are free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Temple Beth-El, 205.933.2740 or email


Program Support Generously Provided By:

The Rita C. Kimerling Family Fund
The Steiner Interfaith Fund and the Joan & Milton Jacobson Cultural Arts Fund, both of the Grafman Endowment Fund for Temple Emanu-El
The Alabama Holocaust Education Center
The Birmingham Jewish Foundation
Sirote and Permutt, PC, Lawyers and Staff
The Suzanne and Howard Bearman Education Fund of the Temple Beth-El Foundation
Southern Jewish Life Magazine
Temple Beth-El Men’s Club and Sisterhood
Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood and Sisterhood


Jan 12 2018


5:30 am - 8:00 pm


Temple Emanu-El
2100 Highland Avenue South