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Dropping Small Talk in Katrina's Wake

In this article, Audrey Galex tells the story of Bill Katz, who lives in Atlanta, and his family, the Orlansky's, in New Orleans. Bill was in New Orleans the weekend before Katrina to attend Adam Orlansky's Bar Mitzvah. This article was published in the Atlanta Jewish Times on October 14, 2005.

Siman Tov

This is a blog entry titled "Siman Tov," from Rabbi Stanton Zamek's blog, www.rabbizamek.blogspot.com. This entry, from September 20th, 2005, describes the Bar Mitzvah at Beth Shalom of a boy from New Orleans who had evacuated to Baton Rouge. Rabbi Zamek is the spiritual leader of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and his community played an important role in relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, hosting evacuees in congregants' homes, reuniting families separated by the...