JDC Dispatches Aid To Hurricane-Stricken Haiti

10/07/2016 - 11:36

(JTA) — The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee is providing aid to Haiti after a hurricane caused widespread damage in the Caribbean country.

A man trying to cross the overflowing of the river Rouyonne, in the commune of Leogane Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 5, 2016. JTA

In Haiti, Finding Our Mission By Helping Others

01/19/2015 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

When I accepted an invitation from the Israeli organization, Tevel B’Tzedek, to travel to Haiti a few months after the devastating earthquake in 2010, little did I know that it would lead to one of the most fulfilling projects of my rabbinic career. The Israeli relief disaster team there was doing amazing work under the most difficult circumstances, as Israelis have done all around the globe in similar situations. My contribution was to bring some Judaic context to the work taking place in one of the poorest countries in the world.

Rabbi Sid Schwarz

Israeli Trauma Expert Helping Sandy's Victims

Can expertise from rocket attacks help Sandy victims?
11/12/2012 - 19:00

Talia Levanon, director of the Israel Trauma Coalition, which deals mostly with the effects of rocket attacks on civilian areas, will brief community and faith leaders, first responders and social workers here on how to alleviate the suffering caused by Hurricane Sandy.

Talia Levanon

Jewish-Haitian Relations Reaching New Level

JCRC training seminar is latest sign of outreach effort.
01/31/2011 - 19:00
Staff Writer

During a training seminar in Brooklyn last week for young members of New York’s Haitian community, the participants went around the room sharing their favorite Haitian expressions. One by one, at a table in the wood-paneled President’s Conference Center of Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, each man and woman said a few words in Creole, Haiti’s French patois, to everyone’s applause and laughter of recognition.

Michael Miller, left, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council.

The Road Back To Haiti

New story in 'Haiti Noir' collection brings Mark Kurlansky back to the island nation.
01/18/2011 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Nearly all of the 18 short stories in the new "Haiti Noir" collection are written by Haitians. The book's editor, the prominent Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat, made an exception, however, for Mark Kurlansky.

A 62-year-old Jewish writer who lives in New York City, Kurlansky is well known for his best-selling histories of food - on salt, on cod, on oysters. But writers that know him well, like Danticat, are well aware of his longtime involvement with Haiti.

Mark Kurlansky

Jewish Artists for Haiti Benefit Concert

Aaron Herman reports on a concert at the Stephen Wise Free Synagogue for Haiti relief.  Featured artists include Neshama Carlebach and the Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir, Greg Wall and Ayn Sof. Arkestra, Frank London's and Friends, Basya Schechter and Jeremiah Lockwood, SIX13, and Stephen Said. 

Israel to Open Permanent Trauma Center in Haiti

11/25/2010 - 19:00

JERUSALEM (JTA) -- Israel has sent 200,000 doses of medication against cholera to Haiti and will set up a permanent trauma and emergency center there.

IsraAID - the Israel Aid Agency sent an entire field hospital and medical personnel to Haiti in the immediate aftermath of January's devastating earthquake, which left more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands injured. Israeli police also joined the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti, to keep order in the area.

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