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Ruined Tallis at Congregation Beth Israel

This photograph is a close-up of a ruined tallis on top of broken ornate chairs that were once inside Congregation Beth Israel. It was taken by Jayne Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive on May 9, 2006 in New Orleans.

Fallen "Israel" Sign, Close Up

This is a close-up photograph of the fallen letters, spelling "Israel" from the Congregation Beth Israel messageboard. It was taken by Jayne Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive on May 9, 2006 in New Orleans.

Overturned Blue Car

This photograph of an overturned blue car in New Orleans, LA was taken by Jayne K. Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive, on May 9, 2006. The car was upended on the side of the road by the storm and flood waters.

I Am Coming Home

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 photo shows a patch in the shape of hand with the word "MITZVOT" on it. Underneith the hand is another patch with an image that reads: "I AM COMING HOME! I WILL REBUILD! I AM NEW ORLEANS!"

Water Lines on Sign

Photograph of a street sign with water lines showing how high the water was. Taken by Alden Oreck.