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Another Long Day

This is a blog entry entitled "Another Long Day" from Rabbi Stanton Zamek's blog, This entry, from September 5th, 2005, describes Beth Shalom?s role as a processing center for Hurricane Katrina evacuees, as well as stories from many of the evacuees. Rabbi Zamek is the spiritual leader of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He and his community played an important role in relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina, hosting evacuees in congregants' homes, reuniting families separated by the storm, and evacuating Torah scrolls from many of the congregations in New Orleans. While Beth Shalom was on the forefront of Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, their own synagogue was later damaged by Hurricane Rita. The community is still in the process of rebuilding after the damage caused by Rita.

Object Type: Blog

Citation Information:

Stanton Zamek, "Another Long Day." Katrina's Jewish Voices, Object #742 (November 26 2020, 8:11 am)