This is a photograph of several objects ruined by the water in the house of a Jewish family in the Lakeview section of New Orleans. Of the objects in the photo, one is a small Hanukkah menorah and a document with the title "Flowers of Israel" on it. Also in the photo, a basket and some small dishes. This photo was taken by Jayne Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive on May 9, 2006.
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.