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Report to Temple Israel on Union for Reform Judaism Meetings

Carol Kur gave this report, about meetings of the executive committee of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), to Temple Israel of Boston in September 2005. She talks about the response of the URJ and the Reform Movement to Katrina.

Ohabei Shalom Talk

This is a talk given by Carol Kur, an officer of the Union for Reform Judaism, on November 4, 2005, at Ohabei Shalom in Boston. Carol talks about what the Union for Reform Judaism did in response to Katrina.

Helen Zerlin Sperling Talk at Jewish Community Day School (JCDS)

Helen Zerlin Sperling from uptown New Orleans, mother of Janet Zerlin Fagan of Newton Highlands, left New Orleans on Sunday, Aug. 28th with 3 other older Jewish residents. They drove to Lake Charles, Dallas, Tulsa, and finally Newton where she stayed until Dec. 15th with Janet. This set of documents describe her talk to 3rd and 4th grade students at Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) in Watertown, where her granddaughter Abigail, then 13, was an 8th grader. Included are a report from the...

The Boston Community Supports Jacobs' Ladder

This is an article by Jonah Dov Pesner titled "The Boston Community Supports Jacobs' Ladder." This article was published on the Union for Reform Judaism Website,, on October 28th, 2005, and describes the Boston Reform Jewish community's efforts to help victims of Hurricane Katrina by collecting goods and donations for the Jacobs' Ladder project.

The Power of Community

Presentation by Barbara Gaffin, January 14, 2006, about her trip to the Gulf Coast with JCRC Boston and TELEM.