Superstorm Sandy

Children, Others Still Suffering From Effects Of Sandy

As year anniversary nears, ‘it brings back memories’; trauma specialists called in for students.

10/23/2013
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One year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged buildings and displaced families throughout the New York area, many children are unable to keep up in school, are finding it difficult to sleep and are experiencing eating disorders. Some have even turned to drugs.

Hurricane Sandy pounded New York City. A year later, some scars still remain. Getty Images

Rockaways Kosher Food Pantry Hit By Sandy Finally Reopens

07/29/2013
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Nine months after it was shut down by Superstorm Sandy, the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula's  Client Choice food center is back in business.

Stronger than the storm: Rockaways food pantry is back and better than ever.

Synagogues Closer To Eligibility For FEMA's Superstorm Sandy Aid

02/13/2013
Staff Writer

The House passed legislation Wednesday that would permit the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide taxpayer-funded disaster aid to synagogues, churches and other houses of worship. The bill now goes to the Senate, which observers said would feel pressured to at least consider it in light of the federal aid pouring into the tri-state area following Superstorm Sandy.

Lives Cut Short

A friend called, upset, the other day.

She had heard a sad story on the news – Dylan Smith, a hero of the recent Hurricane Sandy, had died in Puerto Rico.

Dylan Smith: A hero of Superstorm Sandy, a victim of a surfing accident

Rebuilding: A Holy Community Through It All

11/18/2012

“Well, it looks like the voluntary evacuations just became mandatory,” I said to the room of Adult Ed students. I was trying, unsuccessfully, to show a film, but it seemed that the lack of success was meant to be – it enabled us to get a head start on the preparations for the approaching hurricane. As a congregation on the South Shore of Long Island, we were quite concerned about the storm. Many of our congregants lived within the evacuated area south of Merrick Road, and the dire warnings had us all frightened.

Rabbi Marci N. Bellows
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