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New Orleans-Touro Synagogue

This is a photograph of the outside of Touro Synagogue in New Orleans. Courtesy of the Atlanta Jewish Times.

"B'ruchim Haba'im: Welcome, Blessing and Light"

This is the sermon that Rabbi Andrew Busch gave at Touro Synagogue's "Welcome Home" service in January, 2006.

The Restoration Confirmation Shavuot Service at Touro Synagogue

This is the program from Touro Synagogue's Shavuot service entitled "The Restoration Confirmation." The service took place on June 1, 2006. It includes writings from members of the confirmation class that discuss Hurricane Katrina and how it impacted their lives and their faith.

Westchester NOLA BR 16

This photograph shows remains from a house destroyed by Katrina. It was taken by Rick Weil of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. A group of college students and members of UJA-Federation's Westchester J-Teen leadership program came to New Orleans and Baton Rouge during Spring Break to do relief work.

URJ Leadership Mission - Learning at Touro Synagogue

Learning the local Jewish history at Touro Synagogue. 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, http://urj.org/relief/hurricane05/katrina/mission.