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Tikkun Olam

This is a photograph of part of a quilt made by Susan Schrott after she and her older daughter participated in a United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Mission for Teens from Westchester, NY to Baton Rouge and New Orleans, April 9-11, 2006. This patch is a leaf with the words "TIKKUN OLAM" on it.

Destroyed Copy of Diary of Anne Frank

This photograph was taken in the destroyed bedroom of a Jewish teenage girl in Lakeview. It is a close up of her ruined belongings piled on her bed. You can see a copy of the Diary of Anne Frank and an Ugg boot, among other clothes and books. This photo was taken by Jayne Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive on May 9, 2006 in New Orleans.

Objects with Water Damage, Including Hanukkah Menorah

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.

Touro Synagogue Religious School Shema Scroll, with Water Damage

This is a photograph of a Touro Synagogue Religious School Shema Scroll, with visible water damaged. It is lying on top of other damaged objects. This photo was taken by Jayne Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive on May 9, 2006 in New Orleans.

Upside Down Mezuzah

Photograph of an upside down mezuzah in the doorway of a damaged house. It was taken by Jayne Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive on May 9, 2006 in New Orleans.