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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.

Yom Kippur Day Hope Sermon

This sermon was given by Rabbi Kurtz-Lendner of Northshore Jewish Congregation in Mandeville, Louisiana on Yom Kippur Day, 2005 (October 13, 2005. The topic of the sermon is the difference between hopelessness and helplessness, and that there is nothing wrong with asking for help when you need it.

Erev RH Sermon Katrina Helping Others

This sermon was given by Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendner of Northshore Jewish Congregation in Mandeville, Louisiana, on erev (the night before) Rosh Hashanah 2005, just a few weeks after Katrina. The sermon talks about Noah and the flood, and the difference between Noah and Abraham, and helping others.