September 19, 2005

Concert benefits Jacobs Camp relief efforts

On Sept. 29, there will be a benefit concert in New York City to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts at the Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, Miss. The camp housed evacuees following the storm, and now houses teams of volunteers working on a wide […]
September 18, 2005

High Holy Day Services in Biloxi, New Orleans

Assuming the buildings are available, there will be High Holy Day services in New Orleans this year. The announcement was made tonight at a community meeting of the Jewish Federation of Baton Rouge, which included members of the New Orleans Jewish community who are now […]
September 15, 2005

Killen back in jail

Feeling that a “fraud” had taken place in his courtroom, Neshoba County Circuit Court Judge Marcus Gordon ordered Edgar Ray Killen, convicted this summer of manslaughter in the 1964 deaths of three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Miss., back to jail. Gordon had released Killen […]
September 15, 2005

Community Meeting in Baton Rouge

There will be an open meeting for the Jewish communities of Baton Rouge and New Orleans on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the LSU Faculty Club, on the corner of Highland Road and Raphael Semmes. Eric Stillman, executive director of the Jewish Federation of […]
September 14, 2005

ZAKA rescues flooded Torahs

Isaac Leider, of the New York ZAKA Rescue and Recovery Organization, waded through waist-deep toxic floodwaters yesterday with six Torah scrolls from Congregation Beth Israel, an Orthodox synagogue in New Orleans. A few of the Torah scrolls are believed to be more than 250 years […]
September 12, 2005

Katrina Updates

List of Jewish New Orleans evacuees on Internet The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans is continuing to compile a list of New Orleans Jews and their current locations. The Federation’s Web site,, has lists in both alphabetical form and by relocation community. OU […]
September 12, 2005

Tour of Jewish New Orleans sites

Leadership from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the Jewish Federation of Baton Rouge were escorted into New Orleans on Saturday for an inspection of several Jewish institutions, and to retrieve Torahs from places where they were kept during the storm. The group […]
September 9, 2005

ZAKA removing bodies in New Orleans

ZAKA, which is better known as the group that retrieves bodies after terror attacks in Israel, is on the ground in New Orleans. According to Isaac Lieder, a ZAKA member now in Baton Rouge, the organization has already retrieved two bodies from New Orleans, and […]
September 9, 2005

Relief from Israel arrives in Little Rock

An El Al cargo plane with supplies for the relief effort landed at Jacksonville Air Force Base in Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. yesterday. Representatives of the Little Rock Jewish community met the plane. “We saw the plane land,” said Lynn Greenberg, administrator of the Jewish […]