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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.

Tzedakah House dedication

This is a photograph of Rabbi Marla Feldman presenting a House Blessing plaque for Tzedakah House, a building funded by the Union for Reform Judaism Hurricane Relief Fund. She is surrounded by volunteers from the Adult Mitzvah Corps. 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,...

Tzedakah House

This is a photograph of Amy Brown of the Ujamaa CDC (New Orleans) dedicating Tzedakah House, funded by the Union for Reform Judaism's Hurricane Relief Fund. She is standing with members of the URJ's Adult Mitzvah Corps. 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...