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Octogenarians Start New Chapter

This is an article by Shay Shaked entitled “Octogenarians Start New Chapter.” It is about a married couple in their eighties who do not return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, but instead make Aliyah to Israel. This article originally appeared in the Forward (www.forward.com) on November 18, 2005, and is reprinted with permission.

Deep South File: Rosh Ha’Ayin Helping New Orleans

This is an entry from the blog of Deep South Jewish Voice, www.deepsouthjewishvoice.blogspot.com. Deep South Jewish Voice is the Jewish newspaper of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Northwest Florida. This blog entry, “Deep South File: Rosh Ha’Ayin Helping New Orleans,” is from September 28, 2005. This entry describes the fundraising efforts of Rosh Ha’Ayin, an Israeli town that has long had a special bond with New Orleans. The New Orleans community had previously raised funds for projects...

Deep South File: Katrina response updates

This is an entry from the blog of Deep South Jewish Voice, www.deepsouthjewishvoice.blogspot.com. Deep South Jewish Voice is the Jewish newspaper of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Northwest Florida. This blog entry, "Deep South File: Katrina response updates," is from September 2, 2005. This entry provides updates on the response to Hurricane Katrina from the Institute of Southern Jewish Life, the Birmingham Jewish Federation, Temple B'nai Israel in Baton Rouge, and other organizations...

Deep South File :: Israeli relief lands in Little Rock

This is an entry from the blog of Deep South Jewish Voice, www.deepsouthjewishvoice.blogspot.com. Deep South Jewish Voice is the Jewish newspaper of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Northwest Florida. This blog entry, “Deep South File: Israeli relief lands in Little Rock,” is from September 9, 2005. This entry describes Israeli hurricane relief efforts in the form of an El Al cargo plane loaded with supplies.

Local Jewish Organization Helping in Big Way in Gulf Coast Recovery

This is an article titled “Local Jewish Organization Helping in Big Way in Gulf Coast Recovery” by Tamar Fenton from September 30, 2005. The article describes the work of Nechama: Jewish Response to Disaster, a Minnesota-based volunteer organization that provides assistance to homeowners who have been affected by natural disasters. While most of Nechama’s volunteer deployments take place in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the organization has led a number of relief trips down to the gulf coast...