Bearing Witness: Reflections on Hillel's Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans and the Holiday of Passover
"Bearing Witness: Reflections on Hillel's Alternative Spring Break trip to New Orleans and the Holiday of Passover" is a blog entry written by Michael Simon, the program director of Harvard Hillel. This blog entry was written on April 19, 2007, and describes Simon's experiences leading an alternative spring break trip to Kiln, Mississippi to rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Simon also connects the trip experience with the upcoming holiday of Passover.
"Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans" is a blog entry written by Anna Berezina, Director of Outreach and Engagement at Brandeis University Hillel. Berezina staffed an alternative spring break trip to Kiln, Mississippi, to help rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This blog entry describes her experiences during the trip, which took place in January of 2007.
This is a blog entry by Nathan Rothstein, a volunteer with the Phoenix of New Orleans. This entry discusses the challenges of building the city and difficulties integrating the views of the residents and the city planners. http://rothsteinyear-after.blogspot.com/2007/04/journal-for-idea-sector.html
This is a blog entry by Jill Asher, a woman who traveled to Louisiana shortly after Hurricane Katrina to volunteer and deliver donations from the Palo Alto Menlo Park Parents Club. This blog entry, "From Silicon Valley to Louisiana - my thoughts one year post Katrina," was originally published in the Silicon Valley Moms Blog (http://svmomblog.typepad.com/) on August 26, 2006.
This is a blog entry by Rabbi Jordan Parr of Plano, TX. This entry contains photos he took in New Orleans during a relief trip sponsored by the URJ. Visit his blog at http://jordansjuice.blogspot.com/