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USC Students at Beth Shalom

This is a blog entry entitled "USC Students at Beth Shalom" from Rabbi Stanton Zamek's blog, www.rabbizamek.blogspot.com. This entry, from March 12th, 2006, describes the visit of a group of University of Southern California students who were in the area for an Alternative Spring Break trip. The students, who were from USC Hillel and the USC chapter of the NAACP, visited Beth Shalom for Shabbat. Rabbi Zamek is the spiritual leader of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and...

Back home for Shabbes

This is a blog entry entitled "Back home for Shabbes" from Rabbi Stanton Zamek's blog, www.rabbizamek.blogspot.com. This entry, from October 18th, 2005, describes the first Shabbat services back at Beth Shalom Synagogue since Hurricane Rita. While the synagogue was undergoing repairs, the community met at the nearby Jefferson Baptist Church. Rabbi Zamek is the spiritual leader of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and his community played an important role in relief efforts...

God's Hands

This is the first entry, entitled "God's Hands," from Rabbi Stanton Zamek's blog, www.rabbizamek.blogspot.com. This entry, from September 4th, 2005, describes what the community of Beth Shalom is doing to help after Hurricane Katrina. Rabbi Zamek is the spiritual leader of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and his community played an important role in relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, hosting evacuees in congregants' homes, reuniting families separated by the storm, and...

UNC students ready for Shabbat

This is a picture of University of North Carolina students dressed and ready for Shabbat after a long week of roofig and other construction work. The UNC students were participants in Hillel's alternative spring break trip to Gulfport and Biloxi Mississippi. They were part of a group of students from Hillels across the country that spent their winter and spring breaks learning basic roofing and construction skills and repairing local homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This photograph was taken...

Baton Rouge Havdalah

This is a photograph from the Chabad Lubavitch of Lousiana website, http://www.chabadneworleans.com. Mendel Traxler leads a Havdalah service for relief workers in Baton Rouge.