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Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

"Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans" is a blog entry written by Anna Berezina, Director of Outreach and Engagement at Brandeis University Hillel. Berezina staffed an alternative spring break trip to Kiln, Mississippi, to help rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This blog entry describes her experiences during the trip, which took place in January of 2007.

Tools in hand, volunteers are truly repairing the world, and New Orleans

The is an article by Gail Chalew titled "Tools in hand, volunteers are truly repairing the world, and New Orleans." The article is from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) and was originally published on January 29, 2007. The article profiles several Jewish groups that have volunteered in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast since Hurricane Katrina, including Hillel, Nechama, and the Union for Reform Judaism.

repairing homes

This is a picture of students working to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. These students were part of a group of hundreds of college students from Hillels across the country who spent their spring breaks in Slidell and New Orleans, Louisiana, repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A year and a half after the storm, there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done. This photograph was taken by Nellie Krentzman, a University of Hillel staff member, in March, 2007.

shoveling 3

This is a picture of a student removing debris from a home damaged by Hurricane Katrina. She was part of a group of hundreds of college students from Hillels across the country who spent their spring breaks in Slidell and New Orleans, Louisiana, repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A year and a half after the storm, there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done. This photograph was taken by Nellie Krentzman, a University of Hillel staff member, in March, 2007.

pile of felled trees and brush in front of home

This is a picture of a large pile of felled trees and brush in front of a home that had been badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Hundreds of college students from Hillels across the country spent their spring breaks in Slidell and New Orleans, Louisiana, repairing homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. A year and a half after the storm, there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done. This photograph was taken by Nellie Krentzman, a University of Vermont Hillel staff member, in March, 2007....