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Report on Trip to MS and LA

This is an email from Jacob Fain, a senior legislative assistant at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. The email was sent on September 27, 2005 after Fain's trip to Louisiana and Mississippi. Fain writes about the shelters in the area, the Union of Reform Judaism's Jacobs' Ladder program, and other local programs that the URJ supported, including Camp Sister Spirit, the only GLBT camp in Mississippi that provided shelter and food for local residents and evacuees after Hurricane...

Comfort, Reckoning and Renewal: Hurricane Katrina and the Hebrew Calendar

In this article by David Schlitt titled "Comfort, Reckoning and Renewal: Hurricane Katrina and the Hebrew Calendar," Schlitt uses the Jewish calendar and its rituals to provide a Jewish response to loss and rebuilding. The article was published on the Union for Reform Judaism website, http://urj.org, on October 13th, 2005.

Assistance on the Ground for URJ's Hurricane Relief

This is an article by Stefani Rozen titled "Assistance on the Ground for URJ's Hurricane Relief." This article was published on the Union for Reform Judaism Website, http://urj.org, on September 14th, 2005, and describes the URJ's Jacobs' Ladder project, which collects and distributions donations for communities affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Rescuing Torahs 2

Rabbi David Saperstein, Director of the Religious Action Center, helps volunteers rescue Torahs in New Orleans.

Our first day in Utica

This is an article by Liz Kaplan titled "Our first day in Utica." This article was published on the Union for Reform Judaism Website, http://urj.org, on September 20th, 2005, and describes Kaplan's first day volunteering at the Jacobs' Ladder distribution center in Utica, Mississippi.