Seven years ago, the Gulf Coast was hit by Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in the history of our country.  Our community has continued to support the rebuilding of New Orleans and its environs over these years.  And so, we watched with anxiety as Hurricane Isaac made landfall on the same date as Katrina just this month.  Relief work is ongoing, and help is needed.  Synagogues in New Orleans are out in their communities, helping those directly who are in immediate need.  Your donations will go toward gift cards and other forms of direct aid.  Please donate today.  You can donate to Congregation Gates of Prayer in Metarie LA by clicking here (, or mail a check to Congregation Gates of Prayer, 4000 West Esplanade Ave, Metairie, LA 70002.  To donate to Congregation Beth Israel, click here (, or mail a check to 4004 West Esplanade Ave, Metairie, LA 70002.  Make sure you write “Hurricane Isaac Relief” in the memo line.  Let us live out the rabbinic precept of Kol Yisrael aravim zeh l’zeh, that we, as a people, are all responsible for one another.

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