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New Orleans-Shir Chadash Playground

This is the playground at Shir Chadash Conservative Congregation. Courtesy of the Atlanta Jewish Times.

Thank You Note to Rabbi Theodore Lichtenfeld

On May 5, 2006 Barbara Pailet wrote a thank you letter to Rabbi Theodore Lichtenfeld of Shir Chadash in Metairie, LA. to thank him for his preparation for the New Orleans Community Family and Friends First Night Seder. The seder was held on April 12, 2006 at the Hilton New Orleas Riverside.

Storm Victims Go Home for the Holiday

This is an article by Jennifer Siegel entitled “Storm Victims Go Home for the Holiday.” The article describes the much larger than expected turnout for High Holiday services in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. This article originally appeared in the Forward (www.forward.com) on October 21, 2005, and is reprinted with permission.

New Orleans Synagogues Brace for Hard Times Ahead

This is an article by Jennifer Siegel entitled “New Orleans Synagogues Brace for Hard Times Ahead” This article discusses some of the challenges for New Orleans synagogues, post-Katrina. This article originally appeared in the Forward (www.forward.com) on November 18, 2005, and is reprinted with permission.

Shir Chadash Sanctuary

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 the Shir Chadash sanctuary, which had about six inches of water during the hurricane. Shir Chadash is a Conservative synagogue in Metairie.