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NAJC December 2007 Newsletter

This article, written by Rabbi Myrna Matsa, was published in the December 2007 National Association of Jewish Chaplains (NAJC) Newsletter. Rabbi Matsa is a rabbi and pastoral-trauma counselor serving in support of clergy in Mississippi, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans through a partnership between the United Jewish Communities and the New York Board of Rabbis.

Caregiving for Caregivers

This article by Rabbi Myrna Matsa was published in Network News Winter 07-08 5768 Volume 13, No. 2, published by United Jewish Communities, disseminated to UJC's Network of Independent Communities. Rabbi Matsa is a rabbi and pastoral-trauma counselor serving in support of clergy in Mississippi, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans through a partnership between the United Jewish Communities and the New York Board of Rabbis.

A New Model for Disaster Chaplaincy

This article was written By Rabbi Myrna Matsa for the Fall 2007 edition of Journal of Jewish Communal Service. The entire volume focused on Disaster and Disaster Planning. Rabbi Matsa is a rabbi and pastoral-trauma counselor serving in support of clergy in Mississippi, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans through a partnership between the United Jewish Communities and the New York Board of Rabbis.

Post-Katrina July 2006

In July, 2006, my husband and I participated in the Union for Reform Judaism Mitzvah Corps to help in post-Katrina volunteer work. Attached are some articles that describe my experience: They include an opinion piece that I published in the Boston Jewish Advocate, as well as two blogs that appeared on www.jspot, the blog of the Jewish Funds for Justice.

New Orleans Newsletter

As I, Tom Oelsner, travel around the country in my motorhome named "The Oelsmobile" I send out a weekly newsletter. Currently at home in New Orleans I sent out a Holiday Edition and this contribution is a portion of that Newsletter dealing with New Orleans. It was suggested by Sam and Gert Levitan that I make this submission.