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Not so lucky with Rita

This is a blog entry entitled "Not so lucky with Rita" from Rabbi Stanton Zamek's blog, www.rabbizamek.blogspot.com. This entry, from September 25th, 2005, describes Rabbi Zamek first discovering the damage Hurricane Rita caused his congregation, as well as the second evacuation of Torah scrolls originally evacuated from New Orleans. Rabbi Zamek is the spiritual leader of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and his community played an important role in relief efforts after...

Chabad Hurricane Relief Blog - September

This is a collection of entries from the Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana blog titled "Chabad Hurricane Relief," from http://chabadhurricanerelief.blogspot.com. These blog entries are dated from 9/1/2005 to 9/29/2005. They contain updates on the whereabouts of now-scattered members of the New Orleans Jewish community and describe visiting Katrina refugees housed at the Houston Astrodome, volunteering in Baton Rouge and The Mississippi Gulf Coast, and hosting Jewish events in the different cities to...

Former Secretary Helps Beth Israel

from your Friends at CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL Following the flooding of our synagogue after Hurricane Katrina, you participated in the retrieval of our Holy Torah Scrolls, by accepting them after their removal from the water-filled Holy Arks, carefully taking them to your home, and lovingly placing them in a temporary burial place in your own backyard, in a grave personally dug by your hands. By such acts of loving-kindness, you deserve to be...