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  • Orthodox Sandy relief

    November 20, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    When Hurricane Sandy made landfall in late October, it left much of New York City and its surrounding communities in shambles, sending shockwaves all the way to Los Angeles.

    Touched by the stories of devastation, three local rabbis and their congregations pulled together to raise...

  • Berlin’s Jewish community offering help for Sandy victims

    November 6, 2012 | 9:46 am

    A Jewish woman in Berlin with family in hard-hit Staten Island, N.Y., started a clothing drive for those affected by superstorm Sandy.

    Bella Zchwiraschwili, an event manager, was moved to action after seeing what happened to her own aunts, uncles and cousins. Zchwiraschwili asked...

  • Sandy flooding closing offices of Forward, several Jewish organizations ‘for months’

    November 5, 2012 | 1:45 pm

    A Manhattan office building that houses the Jewish Daily Forward and several Jewish organizations may be closed for several months due to flood damage sustained from Hurricane Sandy.

    Citing an unnamed disaster recovery company official involved with the building, where the...

  • In Sandy’s aftermath, N.Y.’s UJA federation releasing $10 million in emergency aid

    November 5, 2012 | 9:10 am

    UJA-Federation of Greater New York released $10 million in Hurricane Sandy emergency relief aid to its network agencies and synagogues.

    The agency made the funds available on Monday morning; its board of directors had decided unanimously to make the money available in a special...

  • Peres sends letter to Obama in wake of Sandy

    November 1, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Israeli President Shimon Peres expressed sympathy and friendship on behalf of the people of Israel to President Obama in the wake of superstorm Sandy.

    In a letter sent to Obama Thursday, Peres wrote that he is "joined by the people of Israel in an expression of concern for the...

  • Jewish institutions remain closed due to Sandy

    October 30, 2012 | 8:04 am

    Jewish institutions throughout the eastern United States remained closed following the onslaught of superstorm Sandy.

    Sandy, which was downgraded from a hurricane late Monday night, made landfall near Atlantic City Monday, with hurricane-force winds of up to 85 miles per hour and...