This photograph, taken by Paula Picker in November 2005, shows the living room of the house where Paula's parents, whose last name is Teles, lived for 10 years. Her parents were married for almost 69 years. The upholstered chairs and sofa in the living room were upholstered by her mom right after they got married. There had been 5 feet of water in the one-story home, and there was mold everywhere. Pretty much everything was ruined or turned to "pulp". Family photographs were still hanging on...
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.