Sandy Relief

Helping Houses Of Worship, After Sandy

03/12/2013 - 20:00

The rabbi of a synagogue in Rockaway heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy recently noted the illogic of those who argue that houses of worship should not be allowed to apply for federal emergency aid, in keeping with the separation of church and state.

Jewish Groups Announce New Sandy Relief

03/11/2013 - 20:00

Two Jewish-affiliated groups announced new relief for victims of superstorm Sandy.

‘You Don’t Walk Away. You Just Help.’

Jewish organizations and individuals fan out across the region to offer relief.
11/12/2012 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Growing up in Israel, in foster homes and an orphanage, Moti Kahana learned that Jewish philanthropists from the United States were generous contributors to the needs of fellow indigent Israelis. He told himself that one day he’d like to be on the giving end.

That day came last week.

The North American branch of Israeli Flying Aid, an NGO,  provided gas and other supplies to local Hurricane Sandy victims.

Stepping Up To Provide Relief

11/06/2012 - 19:00

The only good news associated with Hurricane Sandy, whose devastation will be felt for a very long time, is the response from caring people — professionals and volunteers — who have offered assistance, shown compassion and given of themselves in countless ways.

Our community can take pride in the inspiring response, and particularly the decision, announced by UJA-Federation of New York this week, that it will make up to $10 million available for relief efforts, the largest such allocation it has ever made to deal with a natural disaster.

After Sandy, Where Do You Give?

Agencies, synagogues and organizations that can help you help out.
11/05/2012 - 19:00

In the aftermath of a disaster, we might not know how to help. Yet victims need thoughtful aid more than anything. Storm-struck areas’ needs change quickly. The community that called for food, water and flashlights yesterday might put out a desperate request for blankets tomorrow. Below is a list of opportunities to help you figure out how to give money and time most effectively. Here’s where to give …


Teaneck resident Larry Krule spearheaded a donation effort.  Courtesy Met Council
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