Community Celebration and 2023 Campaign Kick-Off Dinner

Tickets are now available for our Community Celebration and 2023 Campaign Kick-Off Dinner! 

This fun and meaningful event will make it possible for us to continue supporting Jewish community, life, and values locally and abroad. 

Highlights of this elegant evening include an open-bar, live music from a Klezmer Band, sit-down dinner, keynote remarks from Auburn University's Jewish Athletic Director John Cohen, and much more.

Reserve Your Tickets Today!

Individual Tickets for $125


Family and Friends Table of 10 for $1000


Corporate Table of 10 for $1025


You can purchase your tickets by mailing a check to: 


Jewish Federation of Central Alabama 

3525 Cloverdale Road 

Montgomery, Alabama 36111 


by credit card online


*Pledges for the 2023 Campaign can be included with ticket purchase or made at the dinner.


If you cannot join us, you can still support JFCA by sending a contribution via check or online.

From Tuscaloosa to Auburn:

John Cohen, Keynote Speaker

John Cohen, who has more than two decades as a coach and administrator in the Southeastern Conference, was named the 16th Director of Athletics at Auburn University on Oct. 31, 2022. Cohen has spent the previous 14 years at Mississippi State in various capacities, most recently as the athletic director the past six years. 


Cohen’s career in college athletics began as a baseball player at Mississippi State before entering the coaching ranks for 25 years that included being a two-time SEC Coach of the Year at State. Named director of athletics at MSU on November 4, 2016, Cohen led the Bulldog program to record-breaking success athletically, academically and in facilities enhancement during his tenure.


Growing up in Tuscaloosa, Cohen clung to his Jewish roots, even when it was not easy, and takes pride in being one of the Southeastern Conference’s most visible Jewish personalities. Cohen, whose parents were educators — his dad was a University of Alabama professor and his mom was a high school teacher — grew up in a home where Judaism played a prominent role.

Our Jewish community will only continue to exist if we choose to embrace it and support it.


As we have done time and time again, we can rally as a Jewish community to support Jewish life here and abroad. The 2023 campaign will allow us to support: 


  • Jewish summer camp scholarships;
  • Hillel on the campuses of Alabama and Auburn; 
  • Emergency aid to Jews in need throughout the world including those in the Ukraine;
  • Social services such as transportation to doctor appointments and services for elderly members of our local community;
  • Fun and educational programs and events for Jews of all ages in Central Alabama;
  • Holocaust education for children and adults;
  • Multi-faith coalition building and collaboration;
  • And so many more Jewish causes of your choosing!