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Re-Building a Humanitarian Bond

This is an article by Nada Tawfik titled "Re-Building a Humanitarian Bond: Muslim and Jewish Students from NYU Take New Orleans." This article appeared in the winter 2007 issue of New Voices magazine. The article describes an interfaith alternative spring break trip run by New York University Hillel Rabbi Yehudah Sarna and NYU Muslim chaplain Khalid Latif in March, 2007. 30 NYU students - 15 Jewish, and 15 Muslim - participated in the trip, rebuilding homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

"Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans" is a blog entry written by Anna Berezina, Director of Outreach and Engagement at Brandeis University Hillel. Berezina staffed an alternative spring break trip to Kiln, Mississippi, to help rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This blog entry describes her experiences during the trip, which took place in January of 2007.

worship at Jacobs Camp

This is a photograph of Adult Mitvah Corps volunteers praying at Henry S. Jacobs camp in Utica, Mississippi. In July 2006, the Adult Mitzvah Corps traveled to Jackson, MS to help those in need, spending the holiday week volunteering in one of the poorest areas of the country impacted by recent hurricanes. The program included daily volunteer work in the Jackson area, Reform style worship throughout the week, and adult Jewish study. This photograph is from the website of the Union for Reform...

Adult Mitzvah Corps volunteers leading services

This is a photograph Myra Katz, an Adult Mitvah Corps volunteer, leading morning services at Henry S. Jacobs camp. In July 2006, the Adult Mitzvah Corps traveled to Jackson, MS to help those in need, spending the holiday week volunteering in one of the poorest areas of the country impacted by recent hurricanes. The program included daily volunteer work in the Jackson area, Reform style worship throughout the week, and adult Jewish study. This photograph is from the website of the Union for...

Prayer for Our Country

“Prayer for Our Country” was written by Rabbi Carl Perkins. Rabbi Perkins is the rabbi of Temple Aliyah in Needham, MA. This prayer was originally written for Temple Aliyah’s Shabbat Services on September 10, 2005.