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Ujamaa, the URJ, and the Jewish Federation team up to rebuild Treme

"Ujamaa, the URJ, and the Jewish Federation team up to rebuild Treme" is an article from the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans website, www.jewishnola.com. The article describes a joint project between the Union for Reform Judaism's Adult Mitzvah Corps and the Ujamaa Community Development Corporation to renovate and refurbish a building to house a volunteer support center in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans.

Ujamaa CDC and Union for Reform Judaism Partner to Build Volunteer Support Center

This is a press release from the Union for Reform Judaism’s website, www.urj.org. The press release, “Ujamaa CDC and Union for Reform Judaism Partner to Build Volunteer Support Center $125,000 Grant Will Be Used to Refurbhish Tzedakah House,” describes the partnership between the two groups to build a new volunteer support center in Treme, New Orleans. The center will support nearly two dozen volunteers and consultants at any given time once it is completed.

Adult Mitzvah Corps Volunteers in Treme

This is a photograph of Adult Mitzvah Corps volunteers in Treme, New Orleans. In July 2006, the Adult Mitzvah Corps traveled to Jackson, MS to help those in need, spending the holiday week volunteering in one of the poorest areas of the country impacted by recent hurricanes. The program included daily volunteer work in the Jackson area, Reform style worship throughout the week, and adult Jewish study. This photograph is from the website of the Union for Reform Judaism, http://urj.org.