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Charities Mull How To Divide Donations Among Jewish, Gentile Katrina Victims

This is an article by Forward staff writers entitled “Charities Mull How To Divide Donations Among Jewish, Gentile Katrina Victims.” The article profiles several Jewish charities deciding how best to distribute money donated after Hurricane Katrina. This article originally appeared in the Forward (www.forward.com) on September 16, 2005, and is reprinted with permission.

Deep South File: Returning the Favor

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: Returning the Favor,” is from Thursday, October 20, 2005. This entry describes the journey of prayer books that had once been donated from Beth Israel synagogue in New Orleans back to that community for the High Holidays. The congregation’s books were...

Deep South File: Katrina 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 updates,” is from September 12, 2005.

Beth Israel Torah Dedication, Acceptance Speech by Jackie Gothard

Jackie Gothard, Congregational President of Congregation Beth Israel, gave this acceptance speech at the Torah dedication ceremony on August 27, 2006. The ceremony dedicated a new Torah for the congregation, which lost all their Torah scrolls from Katrina. A teenager in Los Angeles, Hayley Fields, raised money to buy this new Torah for Congregation Beth Israel.

Ruined Poster Inside Beth Israel Congregation

This photograph, taken by Lori Stiefel on December 23, 2005, shows a ruined poster from the Orthodox Union inside Beth Israel Congregation in New Orleans. The poster is in Hebrew and in English.