Birmingham Jewish Community Hosts Forum on Alabama’s Immigration Law

The Birmingham Jewish Federation’s (BJF) Jewish Community Relations Coalition, in an effort to help their community better understand Alabma’s new immigration law (HB 56), has assembled a panel of community leaders who will discuss HB 56 from different perspectives.

This discussion, which will provide the opportunity for questions, will take place on Tuesday, November 22, from 6-7:15 pm at the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, 4000 Montclair Road.  The public is invited.

Panelists will include Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Hale; Isabel Rubio, Executive Director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama; Alabama State Rep. Ed Henry, who voted in favor of the legislation; and John Norris, Managing Director, Head of Wealth Management for Oakworth Capital, who was suggested by the Birmingham Business Alliance.  The panel will be moderated by BJF Executive Director Richard Friedman.

The BJF encourages community members to attend this forum to learn more about the new law and its provisions, effects and implications.  Along with the We Were Strangers, Too campaign, BJF encourages members of the Jewish community to become educated, make up their own minds and voice their opinions to Alabama legislators about the new immigration law.

To learn more about this event, contact Donna Berry at 205-879-0416 or

Click here to read BJF’s Board Statement on Alabama’s immigration law.