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Former Secretary Helps Beth Israel

from your Friends at CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL Following the flooding of our synagogue after Hurricane Katrina, you participated in the retrieval of our Holy Torah Scrolls, by accepting them after their removal from the water-filled Holy Arks, carefully taking them to your home, and lovingly placing them in a temporary burial place in your own backyard, in a grave personally dug by your hands. By such acts of loving-kindness, you deserve to be...

ZAKA Rescue and Recovery Torah Removal

Rabbi Isaac Leider of ZAKA Rescue and Recovery, sits in an inflatable boat with seven Torah scrolls after they were salvaged from the flooded Beit Israel (or Beth Israel) synagogue in New Orleans 13 September 2005. American volunteers with an Israeli charity rescued seven Torah scrolls from a New Orleans synagogue flooded by hurricane Katrina. Many of them were wet and it was uncertain whether they could be salvaged. Four soldiers from a California unit brought Leider and other volunteer to the...