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Congregation Beth Israel in Biloxi. Courtesy of the Atlanta Jewish Times.

Change of Plans: After escaping Katrina, Cydney Schwartz becomes a bat mitzvah in Atlanta

This article, published in the Atlanta Jewish Times on September 30, 2006, tells the story of Cydney Schwartz who was supposed to have her Bat Mitzvah in New Orleans but ended up having her Bat Mitzvah in Atlanta, where she evacuated after Katrina.

New York State of Mind

This article, published in the Atlanta Jewish Times on January 13, 2006, tells the story of Josh Levine, Rita Koplin, and their family. Rita gave birth to her third child, Benjamin, on August 5th, just days after they moved into their dream house in New Orleans. When Katrina hit, they evacuated to Josh's parents in Atlanta and then moved to New York City, where they used to live.

Back to the Gulf

The cover story of the January 13, 2006 edition of the Atlanta Jewish Times gives an update on Jewish institutions in New Orleans and the rebuilding process.

Here's What It Means to Miss New Orleans

In the January 13, 2006 edition of the Atlanta Jewish Times, Michael Jacobs, the Managing Editor, gives an update on the state of New Orleans and discusses his feelings about covering Katrina in his paper.