Rabbi Isaac Leider of ZAKA Rescue and Recovery, sits in an inflatable boat with seven Torah scrolls after they were salvaged from the flooded Beit Israel (or Beth Israel) synagogue in New Orleans 13 September 2005. American volunteers with an Israeli charity rescued seven Torah scrolls from a New Orleans synagogue flooded by hurricane Katrina. Many of them were wet and it was uncertain whether they could be salvaged. Four soldiers from a California unit brought Leider and other volunteer to the...
Detailed report by Terry Holzman on a UJC Mission to Houston, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans in February 2006.
This is the story of my mother Helen Zerlin Sperling's evacuation from New Orleans on August 29th, 2005 and going forward until the time we recorded it. It is submitted by me, her daughter, Janet Zerlin Fagan of Newton, MA, originally a native of New Orleans, on July 30, 2008.
Please find attached a creative and spiritual update I wrote on our recovery from the Federal Flooding following Hurricane Katrina. We will finally be living in a new house soon, after over two and a half years of waiting.
Lynne Himelstein wrote these reflections after attending a National Women's Philanthropy board meeting in New Orleans in January of 2008.
Bobbie Higer reflects on a volunteer mission to New Orleans with a group from UJC's National Young Leadership Cabinet in April of 2006, as well as a more recent trip when UJC's National Women's Philanthropy held their Board meetings in New Orleans in January of 2008.