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  • Tree felled by Sandy kills Jewish teacher, college student

    October 31, 2012 | 8:34 am

    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...

  • Jewish institutions shutting down for massive storm

    October 29, 2012 | 9:15 am

    [UPDATE 5:15 p.m. PDT] Reuters 

    Massive storm Sandy made landfall on Monday along the coast of southern New Jersey, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

    Sandy was located about 5 miles southwest of Atlantic City, N.J., and had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph. 

    Reporting...

  • Hurricane Irene takes a toll on Jewish community with three deaths, but institutions spared

    August 29, 2011 | 4:50 pm

    For some in the Jewish community, Hurricane Irene was a soggy inconvenience.

    But for others it became a moment to extend a helping hand—in at least three cases, tragically.

    David Reichenberg, a 50-year-old father of four from Spring Valley, N.Y., died while saving a father and his...

  • Borough Park woman vacationing in Catskills killed in Irene

    August 29, 2011 | 10:25 am

    A Borough Park woman is among the at least 16 killed by Hurricane Irene’s six-state onslaught.

    Leah Stern, a Jewish woman reportedly in her 70s, was trapped in the Valkyrian Motel in Fleischmann’s, New York, approximately 140 miles north of New York City, when the motel was uprooted...

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  • Irene downgraded as four million without power

    August 28, 2011 | 12:44 pm

    At least four million people are without power and nine dead in the United States in the wake of Hurricane Irene, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm.

    The streets of New York City remained deserted on Sunday, as public transportation remained shut down, and the storm hit...

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