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URJ Leadership Mission - temporary government offices in Slidell

In Slidell, LA on the Northshore of Lake Ponchartrain, temporary government offices are in trailers. This photograph was taken in April, 2006, when twenty leaders from Reform congregations across the country came to New Orleans for a leadership mission. Participants visited local Reform congregations, met with Jewish leaders and government officials, and learned about some of the ongoing problems in the region. This photograph is from the Union for Reform Judaism website,...

Jews with Chainsaws in New Orleans - Nechama blog entry

This is a blog entry from Nechama: Jewish Response to Disaster (http://www.nechama.org/blog ), a Minnesota-based volunteer organization that provides assistance to homeowners who have been affected by natural disasters. While most of Nechama’s volunteer deployments take place in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the organization has led a number of relief trips down to the gulf coast to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This entry, titled “Jews with Chainsaws in New...

Spring Deployment - Nechama blog entries

This is a series of blog entries from Nechama: Jewish Response to Disaster (http://www.nechama.org/blog ), a Minnesota-based volunteer organization that provides assistance to homeowners who have been affected by natural disasters. While most of Nechama’s volunteer deployments take place in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the organization has led a number of relief trips down to the gulf coast to help rebuild homes damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. These entries were written from March...