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Rebuilt House

This photograph was taken by Emilie Hardman during a trip to New Orleans in June 2007.

Volunteers arrive to help us rebuild!

"Volunteers arrive to help us rebuild!" is an article about 150 Jewish volunteers who traveled to New Orleans in December, 2005, to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. This article is from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans website, www.jewishnola.com.

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.

Rebuilding Cities and Lives

This is an article titled “Rebuilding Cities and Lives: Personal Reflections from URJ Adult Mitzvah Corps of Mississippi and New Orleans” by Wendy Cohen and Laurel Cates, two participants on the trip. During the week of July 4, 2006, twenty-three Reform Jews from all over the country came together to provide disaster relief in New Orleans and Jackson, Mississippi as part of the Union of Reform Judaism’s Adult Mitzvah Corps. This article originally appeared on the Union for Reform Judaism’s...