What’s a TBE Village?

TBE members who want to meet and get together in small groups with other members who have a common interest. Villages have a facilitator/member and are self directed and time limited.  

Meet new people! Learn new skills! Get engaged in TBE!  Anyone with an interest can pull together a TBE Village. Do you have an interest that you’d like to share with others? Let us know what it is and we’ll help you set up a Village.

Reach out to Esther Schuster at estherschuster1951@gmail.com or Margaret Norman at mnorman@templebeth-el.net.

We are also assessing interest in a Mahjong Village, as well as a series of neighborhood Villages.


Birmingham Walks is Back by Popular Demand!

Join us for the next round of Birmingham History Walks, with gracious support from local history expert James Lowery and our own Margaret Norman. These are low-impact, Sunday afternoon walks at some of our important, local sites, with stops along the way to learn more about our community – with a little local Jewish history thrown in, where appropriate. The walks last about two hours. Here’s the fall schedule:

Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Kiwanis Vulcan Trail. Meet in the parking area below Vulcan Park and Museum for a walk along this scenic trail atop Red Mountain while learning about the mining history along our iconic ridgetop. Led by James Lowery.

Oct. 9, 2 p.m.Irondale Furnace. Dating back to the Civil War, learn more about this historic place as we stroll this scenic trail in Mountain Brook. Thanks again to James Lowery for leading this walk.

Oct. 30, 3 p.m. – Downtown Birmingham Jewish sites. A walking tour of downtown with stops at sites connected to the city’s Jewish history and community that are also part of the TravelStorys tour linking Birmingham Jewish and Civil Rights history. Led by Margaret Norman.

Additional Fall Village announcements will be made after the High Holidays. RSVP to Michael Sznajderman at msznajde@southernco.com to participate in one or all of these amazing tours.

Additional Fall 2022 Village Registration Coming Soon!


Past Villages include…

Walk This Way: Intentional Walking Village

Birmingham Walks: Historic Walking Village

Jewish Humor Village

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