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Rabbinic Students Minister to Evacuees in Florida

This article, written by Michael Jacobs and published in the Atlanta Jewish Times on September 23, 2005, is about two rabbinc students in Atlanta, Yitzchak Itkin and Lezi Schectman, who went to Destin, Florida to spend shabbat with evacuees from New Orleans.

Songs for Erev Shabbat Services at Congregation Beth Israel

This is a photograph of transliterations of songs for Erev Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Israel in their temporary home in Beauvoir Methodist Church in Biloxi. The photo was taken by Jayne K. Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive, on June 21, 2007.

The Holiest Parking lot in the whole world

This is a short piece by Rabbi Lawrence Jackofsky titled “The Holiest Parking lot in the whole world.” Jackofsky writes in response to an email from Rabbi Jeffrey Kurtz-Lendnder of the Northshore Jewish Congregation, whose synagogue was reopening despite structural damage to their building. This exchange originally appeared on the website of the Union for Reform Judaism, http://urj.org.

Shabbat services at Greene Family Camp shelter

This is a photograph of Shabbat services at the Union of Reform Judaism’s Greene Family Camp. During Hurricane Rita, the camp was temporarily turned into a shelter for evacuees. Over four hundred people, Jews and non-Jews, stayed at the camp. This picture is from the website of the Greene Family Camp, http://greene.urjcamps.org/.

Need a Place for Shabbos?

This is a photograph that originally appeared as part of the blog of Deep South Jewish Voice, www.deepsouthjewishvoice.blogspot.com. Deep South Jewish Voice is the Jewish newspaper of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Northwest Florida. This photograph, taken on October 3, 2005, is of a bulletin board at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention complex in Birmingham, Alabama,, which was converted into a shelter after Hurricane Katrina. A note on the bulletin board reads “Need a Place for...