Rabbi Stephen was recently interviewed for the Feb. 6 article: ”The ways of Torah are peaceful’: Why football presents a dilemma for American Jews” by Gabe Friedman of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

“In his [Rabbi Stephen Slater’s] community, there are two choices, and it’s not watching football or not watching — it’s rooting for either the University of Alabama or its in-state rival, Auburn University. Seeing Tyreek Hill play is like watching the “most unbelievable feats of dance,” Slater said, arguing that football is a beautiful display of physical skill.”

Read more about Rabbi Stephen’s take on Torah, football and Jewish values, and see what other Jewish professionals nationwide have to say in the article found here.


Click on the image below to read Sharron Swain’s take of our 2020 High Holidays experience in Bham Now.


“Stand with Pittsburgh: Prayer Gathering for Shalom” was held Oct. 30, 2018, at Temple Beth-El. Click on the image below to watch the full program video. Click here to view a photo gallery.

Birmingham Prayer Gathering for Pittsburgh

WATCH LIVE: Stand with Pittsburgh: A Prayer Gathering for Shalom in front of Temple Beth-El Synagogue in Southside, Birmingham. The latest from Pittsburgh: https://bit.ly/2DaRNVX

Posted by WBRC FOX6 News on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Read the Oct. 30 AL.com article on the Prayer Gathering for Peace.

Archives of Local Media Coverage:

June 1, 2018 — Read the June 1 AL.com article on Rabbi Stephen joining the TBE staff.

May 31, 2018 — Read the TBE press release welcoming Rabbi Stephen Slater to the TBE staff.