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Bingo

This is a photograph from the Columbia/Barnard Hillel Alternative Winter Break trip to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Hillel students and staff members spent the week of January 7-14, 2007 in Kiln, Mississippi, and in New Orleans’ St. Bernard Parish. This photograph is of a sign advertising bingo in front of a building badly damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

students at Houston Day School welcoming Torahs

This is a photograph of young students at the Torah Day School of Houston welcoming Torahs rescued from Chabad in New Orleans. This photograph is from the website of the Texas Friends of Chabad Lubavitch, www.chabadtexas.org.

Reflections on an Alternative Spring Break Trip

This is an article by Andrea Gilman, a student in the Sol Drachler Program in Jewish Communal Leadership at the University of Michigan. Andrea participated in a Hillel Alternative Break trip to repair homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina in January, 2006. Along with other Hillel students from across the country, Andrea spent a week rebuilding roofs in Biloxi, Mississippi. This is article is her account of the trip.

Students Write from Houston

This is a blog entry titled “Students Write from Houston.” The entry was posted to the Bronfman Center’s blog, http://bronfman.blogspot.com, on September 6, 2005. Students from New York University’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life were among the first volunteers to help after Hurricane Katrina. A group of eight NYU students and two Bronfman Center staff members traveled to Houston to assist evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome and Convention center. The group did everything from...

Update from Houston

This is a blog entry titled “Update from Houston.” The entry was posted to the Bronfman Center’s blog, http://bronfman.blogspot.com, on September 6, 2005. Students from New York University’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life were among the first volunteers to help after Hurricane Katrina. A group of eight NYU students and two Bronfman Center staff members traveled to Houston to assist evacuees from New Orleans at the Astrodome and Convention center. The group did everything from serving...