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North America’s Reform Jewish Community Continues to Support New Orleans

This is a press release from the Union for Reform Judaism’s website, www.urj.org. The press release, “North America’s Reform Jewish Community Continues to Support New Orleans Support Now Totals More than $4.2 Million in Cash, Millions More Given in In-Kind Donations,” describes the continued philanthropic efforts of the national Reform community towards communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

SOS New Orleans press release

This is a press release from the Union for Reform Judaism’s website, www.urj.org. The press release, “Union for Reform Judaism Announces New Fund to Help Louisiana Synagogues: SOS New Orleans to Help Four Congregations Maintain Operations,” announces the formation of SOS New Orleans. SOS New Orleans is a new fund-raising campaign to help four New Orleans-area Reform congregations maintain their operations, programs, and services in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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.

Stand with the Jews of New Orleans

This is a poster put out by the Union for Reform Judaism titled "Stand with the Jews of New Orleans." The poster was originally published on the Union for Reform Judaism website, http://urj.org, and urges members of Reform communities to donate to the URJ relief fund.

Operation Ezra in Skokie, IL

This is an article titled "Operation Ezra in Skokie, IL." This article was published on the Union for Reform Judaism Website, http://urj.org, and describes the relief efforts of Temple Beth Israel in Skokie, IL. The synagogue collected 40,000 pounds of goods to be distributed through the Jacobs' Ladder charity in Utica, MS.