The Tirdof series draws from the phrase “tzedek, tzedek tirdof,” which translates to “justice, justice, you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20). We’ve heard many of you express a desire for this type of programming and we are focusing on bringing events to Beth El that allow opportunities for reflection, conversation and action. Reach out to Margaret Norman with any questions.  

View the Congregational Calendar to access the most up-to-date program details and registration information.

Check out past Tirdof programs here.

This series is part of the development of The Beth El Civil Rights Experience; a multimedia project exploring the intersections of Birmingham’s Jewish and Civil Rights histories, with an eye towards exploring the past and “building bridges” in the present and future.

Sunday November 14th 1-3PM | Downtown Birmingham

TravelStorys Soft Launch: Jewish Birmingham and Civil Rights

Join us for a “soft launch” of our audio tour on Jewish Birmingham and Civil Rights! This audio tour is being presented by the Beth El Civil Rights Experience, with support from the Alabama Humanities Alliance. For our launch event we’ll be partnering with Temple Emanu-El, so that we can enjoy engaging with our history as a whole Birmingham Jewish community.

You must register for a timed slot to attend and plan to arrive at that time. We will be putting participants in groups to embark on this self-guided audio tour together. This tour will take place in downtown Birmingham and the walking route is approximately 1.5 miles round trip. You will need to use your own smartphone to access the tour!

Participants who register will receive a map, arrival information and detailed instructions about accessing the audio tour before the event.

For those of you who attended our Nosh and Learn driving tour in March, never fear, this walking tour will include new stories and allow you to experience the city by foot in a new way! 

Please consider making a donation to the Beth El Civil Rights Experience to support the development of this project! You will be prompted to do so through the registration page.

**We need volunteers for this event! Email to participate. 

Register Here

Beth El Civil Rights Experience: Call for Lay Leaders!  

Did you know that the Beth El team has been busy developing a plan for an innovative project focused on Birmingham’s Jewish and Civil Rights history? If you are interested in getting your feet wet in an exciting multimedia community history project, get in touch! Have a Civil Rights story to share? A passion for research or grant writing? An interest in historic markers, oral history, or audio editing? Just want to learn more about this fascinating history or about the project? All skill sets and knowledge levels are welcome. Contact Margaret to learn more.