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Of Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Hurricane and Poverty

This is an op-ed written by Rabbi Marla J. Feldman, Director, Commission on Social of Reform Judaism. Run in several Jewish newspapers, this article discusses the effort of Jacob's Ladder, a project run by the Union for Reform Judaism, to bring supplies to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Report on Trip to MS and LA

This is an email from Jacob Fain, a senior legislative assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. The email was sent on September 27, 2005 after Fain's trip to Louisiana and Mississippi. Fain writes about the shelters in the area, the Union of Reform Judaism's Jacobs' Ladder program, and other local programs that the URJ supported, including Camp Sister Spirit, the only GLBT camp in Mississippi that provided shelter and food for local residents and evacuees after Hurricane...

Deep South File: Reform movement’s staging ground in Utica

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: Reform movement’s staging ground in Utica,” is from September 8, 2005. This entry announces the Union for Reform Judaism’s Jacobs Ladder, a project to collect, organize, and distribute goods and supplies from Reform congregations nationwide to the Gulf Coast.

Deep South File: Jacobs Ladder Closes

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: Jacobs Ladder Closes,” is from October 26, 2005. This entry announces the closing of the Jacobs Ladder relief project after six weeks of collecting and distributing food and supplies for individuals and communities affected by Hurricane 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.