The URJ's Congregational Network Staff has been reaching out to all
congregations affected by the storm and advising congregational leaders
on how to best help individual congregants and continue providing
services to congregants.
The Women of Reform Judaism contributed $10,000 from the WRJ YES Fund
toward Scholarships for Youth Impacted by Sandy, which aims to remove
some of the financial barriers that might keep displaced teens from
attending Reform Movement events when they need them most.
More than $14,000 has been designated for West End Temple
NY, which suffered significant damage from Hurricane Sandy. The URJ will
be collecting funds on behalf of West End Temple until they have
electricity and their online system is functional. The Men of Reform Judaism's Reform on Campus grantees donated $500 in the form of Target gift cards to West End Temple.
Reform congregations all over North America are doing their part to
help. Temple Beth El
in Boca Raton, Florida, sent warm clothing, water,
food and emergency supplies to two of the hardest hit areas in Staten
Island and New Jersey. Hundreds from Temple Beth El, other congregations
and individuals in the area participated in this gratifying and
community-building experience. Read more about the effort in this Jewish Journal article. The staff at the URJ's New York City office has collected more than 27 pounds of food and supplies and have
volunteered with Nechama to help out in hard-hit areas.
Clergy and members at Temple Beth El organizae donations for victims of Hurricane
(Staff photo/Lindsay Moore)
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