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Katrina Revealed

Magda Peck's piece "Katrina Revealed" describes Peck's frustrations trying to grapple with the devastation and human toll of Hurricane Katrina. This piece was published on the Union for Reform Judaism Website, http://urj.org, on September 2nd, 2005.

Spiritual Recovery from Hurricane Katrina Sermon Revised

Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendner of Northshore Jewish Congregation of Mandeville, Louisiana led Shabbat services at his damaged synagogue on September 9, 2005, 11 days after Katrina. He called this refugee Shabbat. He gave a sermon, which was the first sermon given in a synagogue in the New Orleans area after Katrina. Rabbi Kurtz-Lendner revised his sermon into an article for his congregation's newsletter. This article is attached.

Shir Chadash Dvar Torah 10-8-05

The d'var torah given at Shir Chadash, 10-8-05, Shabbat Shuvah. This was the first Shabbat service held at Shir Chadash after Katrina.

Shabbat Yitro Letter

Letter from Rabbi Robert Loewy at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie, LA on Shabbat Yitro, February 17, 2006.

Shabbat Vayishlach Letter

Letter from Rabbi Robert Loewy at Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metairie, LA on Shabbat Vayishlach, December 15, 2005.