Hurricane Sandy

A Matchmaker Named Sandy

With Stern students evacuated uptown, Yeshiva University enjoyed a brief taste of co-ed life.

11/02/2012
Editorial Intern

A female student helping herself to dinner in the Yeshiva University cafeteria usually stands out like plant life on Mars. But, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the resulting influx of 200 Stern College women onto the men’s Washington Heights campus, the usual monotonous cafeteria scene was transformed. Men and women, equally represented, stood together in lines and sat together at lunch tables, chatting, laughing and enjoying the co-ed hiatus.

What's wrong with this picture? In the Heights Lounge at YU, Stern girls and YU guys mixed it up, courtesy of Sandy.

‘Fifty Years Of History Destroyed In Minutes’

Yeshiva of Belle Harbor, Brighton Beach’s Mazel Day School suffer major damage in Sandy’s fury; other schools hit too.

11/02/2012
Associate Editor

UPDATE (NOV. 4): The Jewish Week has learned that, at an emergency meeting on Saturday night, a group of parents and organizations pledged to keep the Yeshiva of Belle Harbor operating, from a new location in Brooklyn. The school will no longer merge with the Crown Heights Yeshiva, but will be an independent school. Leaders plan to secure a location and open school there in the next few days. More details to follow on Monday.

 

Floodwaters in the halls of Brooklyn’s Mazel Day School

The Hand Of God And The Hands Of People

Writing on the Algemeiner’s web site shortly before Hurricane Sandy hit, Simon Jacobson asked us to consider the “deeper implications” of the catastrophic event.

That includes the "hard-to -ignore coincidence of the hurricane striking the most heavily populated part of the country, including Washington DC, just a week before the Presidential election – winds from above disturbing the final whirlwind campaign efforts of both candidates.”

JFNA, URJ Open Relief Funds For Hurricane Sandy

11/02/2012

The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), the umbrella group for organized philanthropy in major cities and regions, announced Oct. 30 that it has opened its Hurricane Relief Fund for donations towards recovery and rebuilding from the devastation Hurricane Sandy caused on the East Coast.

A Nation In Need Of Healing

11/01/2012

In the wake of a frighteningly widespread and devastating storm and on the eve of a high-stakes and bitter presidential election, much of our country is in need of healing and repair — physical, political and emotional.

Community Dazed, Battered By Sandy

Sea Gate ‘a war zone,’ Kings Bay Y annex damaged; many institutions heeded warnings.

11/01/2012
Staff Writer

She was a political activist who had just started a teaching job at Bushwick High School for Social Justice. He was a student at Brooklyn College with a degree in theater design. Lifelong friends, they lived near each other in the Ditmas Park section of Brooklyn, though they were not dating. On Monday night, as the winds of Hurricane Sandy howled and the rain fell, Jessie Streich-Kest, 24, and Jacob Vogelman, 25, took Max, her mixed pit bull, for a walk in their neighborhood.

Hurricane Sandy struck New York hard this week.

The God Particle In All Of Us

11/01/2012

On the night Hurricane Sandy roared in, as two giant trees sandwiched my house and pierced the garage roof, it felt like the world itself was crashing down.  We were seeing before our eyes an undoing of the primordial act of order.  In Genesis, a wind brought about a separation of earthly and heavenly waters, and then a separation of water from dry land.  But with Sandy, the waters of the deep appeared to be reclaiming that coastline and undoing that initial act of separation.

El Al Resumes NY-Israel Service, Adding Two Flights

10/31/2012

After suspending service to and from Israel because of Hurricane Sandy, El Al, Israel's national airline, added two flights to its schedule to make up for canceled flights.

One will depart Tel Aviv for New York on Friday morning at 1:10 a.m., local time, and another will depart New York for Tel Aviv on Saturday night, 11:30 p.m.

"We continue to keep those affected by the hurricane in our thoughts and prayers," the airline said in a statement.

Tree Felled By Sandy Kills Jewish Teacher, College Student In Brooklyn

10/31/2012

Two young Jews were killed in Brooklyn by a falling tree during superstorm Sandy.

The pair were out walking a dog Monday night in the storm's high winds.

The dead were identified by The New York Observer as Jessie Streich-Kest, 24, who worked as a high school teacher in the city, and Jacob Vogelman, a student at Brooklyn College. The two had been friends since middle school, according to the Observer.

They were discovered dead Monday, crushed by the fallen tree. The dog was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic.

Tree Felled By Sandy Kills Jewish Teacher, College Student In Brooklyn

10/31/2012

Two young Jews were killed in Brooklyn by a falling tree during superstorm Sandy.

The pair were out walking a dog Monday night in the storm's high winds.

The dead were identified by The New York Observer as Jessie Streich-Kest, 24, who worked as a high school teacher in the city, and Jacob Vogelman, a student at Brooklyn College. The two had been friends since middle school, according to the Observer.

They were discovered dead Monday, crushed by the fallen tree. The dog was taken to an emergency veterinary clinic.

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