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Donate to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

On October 29th, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast of the United States, causing dozens of deaths, billions of dollars in damage, and leaving more than 7.5 million people without power.

With your support the URJ will provide relief to congregations, families and communities who were impacted by this disaster, just as it has done for victims of natural disasters around the world.

If your congregation was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, is helping with the relief effort, or if you have congregants who remain displaced, and you would like to request relief funding, email

November 8 Update: Hurricane relief update and allocations.
November 15 Update: Hurricane relief update and allocations.
November 20 Update: Hurricane relief update and allocations.
November 29 Update: Hurricane relief update and allocations.
December 6 Update: Hurricane relief update and allocations.
March 7 Update: Comprehensive Overview of the URJ Hurricane Relief Efforts.

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Hurricane Relief - Donate Online
When hurricanes strike, the Reform Movement mobilizes to help the storm victims and communities get back on their feet. 

Scholarships for Youth Impacted by Hurricane Sandy- Donate Online
Help youth remain connected with their Jewish community at a time when their belongings and physical structure may be damaged or  lost. The Scholarships for Youth impacted by Sandy removes financial barriers that could keep displaced youth from their communities when they need it most. If you know of someone who needs assistance, please have them contact

WRJ YES Fund - Donate Online
WRJ donated $10,000 from its YES Fund to the URJ Hurricane Relief Fund in support of NFTY scholarships for youth impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

Fund for West End Temple in Neponsit, NY - Donate Online
West End Temple 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.

To Donate by Mail

If you wish to mail in your donation, please indicate the fund on your check and send to:

Hurricane Relief Fund
Union for Reform Judaism
633 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10017

Canadian Residents

Donate to Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Online

Or to donate by mail:

Canadian Council for Reform Judaism
3845 Bathurst St. Suite 301
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M3H 3N2

Volunteer with the URJ and NECHAMA
The Reform Movement is partnering with NECHAMA – the Jewish Response to Disaster to galvanize volunteers for on-the-ground clean-up and rebuilding efforts in affected areas of Northern New Jersey.

HUD Disaster Relief Information
Includes food and shelter locations, how to receive federal assistance and where to find new Disaster Recovery Centers.

Prayers in Response to Natural Disaster
Includes prayers and readings for an approaching hurricane, loss, and healing.

Hurricane Preparation Guide
A checklist of suggested actions that congregations can take before, during and after a hurricane or other tropical system.

In the news

When hurricanes strike, the members of Reform congregations throughout the Union for Reform Judaism mobilize to help the storm victims and communities get back on their feet. Archived information is available that shows the depth and breadth of the response.

Past hurricane relief efforts:
| 2005 | 2008 l 2011


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