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Reflections

Bobbie Higer reflects on a volunteer mission to New Orleans with a group from UJC's National Young Leadership Cabinet in April of 2006, as well as a more recent trip when UJC's National Women's Philanthropy held their Board meetings in New Orleans in January of 2008.

Caregiving for Caregivers

This article by Rabbi Myrna Matsa was published in Network News Winter 07-08 5768 Volume 13, No. 2, published by United Jewish Communities, disseminated to UJC's Network of Independent Communities. Rabbi Matsa is a rabbi and pastoral-trauma counselor serving in support of clergy in Mississippi, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans through a partnership between the United Jewish Communities and the New York Board of Rabbis.

UJC Takes Time to Distribute Relief

This article, published in the Atlanta Jewish Times on October 28, 2005, discusses how the UJC decides how to allocate the money raised for Katrina releif.

Three Month Review Hurricane Katrina Relief by Rabbinic Pastoral Counselor Rabbi Myrna Matsa

Rabbi Myrna Matsa wrote this three month review (19 months after Katrina) of her work in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. This review was published in the July-August 2007 issue of "Mann About Town" (pages 34-35). Rabbi Matsa is a rabbi and pastoral-trauma counselor serving in support of clergy in Mississippi, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans through a partnership between the United Jewish Communities and the New York Board of Rabbis.

Cinderella Initiative Description by Sue Halpern

Sue Halpern describes the Cinderella Initiative, a project of the United Jewish Communities (UJC), which gathered hundreds of prom gowns, graduation dresses, tuxedos, suits, and accessories to donate to high school teens in the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and Louisiana.