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The Holiest Parking lot in the whole world

This is a short piece by Rabbi Lawrence Jackofsky titled “The Holiest Parking lot in the whole world.” Jackofsky writes in response to an email from Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendnder of the Northshore Jewish Congregation, whose synagogue was reopening despite structural damage to their building. This exchange originally appeared on the website of the Union for Reform Judaism, http://urj.org.

Our first Shabbat in Mandeville after Katrina

Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lender describes his community's first Shabbat together after the storm in this article titled "Our first Shabbat in Mandeville after Katrina." This article was published on the Union for Reform Judaism website, http://urj.org, on September 13th, 2005.

Feb 06 Eric Yoffie Post Katrina Visit.

This is a newsletter article written by Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendner of Northshore Jewish Congregation in Mandeville, Louisiana, after a visit from Rabbi Eric Yoffie, the President of the Union for Reform Judaism, and Bob Heller, the Chairman of the Board of the Union in February, 2006.

Spiritual Recovery from Hurricane Katrina Sermon Revised

Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendner of Northshore Jewish Congregation of Mandeville, Louisiana led Shabbat services at his damaged synagogue on September 9, 2005, 11 days after Katrina. He called this refugee Shabbat. He gave a sermon, which was the first sermon given in a synagogue in the New Orleans area after Katrina. Rabbi Kurtz-Lendner revised his sermon into an article for his congregation's newsletter. This article is attached.