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, www.jewishnola.com, 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 […]
September 9, 2005

AVI CHAI helping fund evacuee Day School education

The AVI CHAI Foundation announced a one-year emergency grant program providing $3,000 per student to any Jewish day school in North America that enrolls Jewish children age four through twelfth grade who were evacuated from New Orleans or other communities as a result of Hurricane […]
September 8, 2005

Jacobs Ladder: Reform movement’s staging ground in Utica

The Union for Reform Judaism announced that Utica will be the site of Jacobs Ladder, a project that will enable the Union to effectively collect, organize and distribute thousands of dollars worth of goods and supplies flowing from Reform Jewish congregations nationwide to the victims […]
September 8, 2005

New Orleans meets in new city

Congregation Beth Israel in Houston hosted a meeting of the New Orleans Jewish community last night. About 200 attended the meeting, which was the first chance many of them had to reconnect with friends. Barbara Raynor noted ironically that last night was supposed to have […]
September 8, 2005

Healing service scheduled in Jackson

Beth Israel Congregation in Jackson will host a Healing Service at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 for the Jackson metro area community. Residents of the area and evacuees of all faiths are invited to join this community service in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Rabbi […]
September 8, 2005

Riley skipping Ala. trade mission to Israel due to Katrina

Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Alabama Governor Bob Riley will not be on the Alabama trade mission to Israel. It is set to depart tomorrow. Instead, Alabama House Speaker Seth Hammet and Neal Wade, director of the Alabama Development Office, will lead the […]