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Volunteers arrive to help us rebuild!

"Volunteers arrive to help us rebuild!" is an article about 150 Jewish volunteers who traveled to New Orleans in December, 2005, to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This article is from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans website, www.jewishnola.com.

Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center Volunteers Come to New Orleans

"Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center Volunteers Come to New Orleans" is a brief article about a group of volunteers from the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center who traveled to New Orleans in May of 2006 to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This article is from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans website, www.jewishnola.com.

Ujamaa, the URJ, and the Jewish Federation team up to rebuild Treme

"Ujamaa, the URJ, and the Jewish Federation team up to rebuild Treme" is an article from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans website, www.jewishnola.com. The article describes a joint project between the Union for Reform Judaism's Adult Mitzvah Corps and the Ujamaa Community Development Corporation to renovate and refurbish a building to house a volunteer support center in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans.

Bearing Witness: Reflections on Hillel's Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans and the Holiday of Passover

"Bearing Witness: Reflections on Hillel's Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans and the Holiday of Passover" is a blog entry written by Michael Simon, the program director of Harvard Hillel. This blog entry was written on April 19, 2007, and describes Simon's experiences leading an alternative spring break trip to Kiln, Mississippi to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Simon also connects the trip experience with the upcoming holiday of Passover.

NYU interfaith alternative spring break trip - students with home

This photograph was taken by New York University student Lindsay Katona during an alternative spring break trip in March, 2007. This interfaith trip was sponsored by NYU’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life and the NYU Muslim Center. 15 Jewish and 15 Muslim students spent a week gutting homes and learning about their fellow participants’ culture and faith. This is a photograph of students relaxing by the campfire after a long day of repairing homes. This is a photograph of students posing in front...