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  • Chabad distributes O.U. disaster-relief funds in Oklahoma

    May 29, 2013 | 4:34 pm

    Chabad distributed some $15,000 in disaster-relief funds provided by the Orthodox Union to Oklahomans affected by the recent devastating tornado.

    The money distributed by the Chabad Community Center of Southern Oklahoma over the Memorial Day weekend was used for store gift cards...

  • Jewish organizations to deliver 20,000 pounds of food to Oklahoma

    May 23, 2013 | 11:22 am

    In the wake of the disastrous tornado in Oklahoma, The National Council of Young Israel has joined with the Masbia organizations, as well as with Agri Star Meat & Poultry LLC to provide 20,000 pounds of foods for the relief effort. 

    The Jewish Journal previously reported that the...

  • Rescuers search Oklahoma tornado town ruins as recovery starts

    May 22, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Rescue workers with sniffer dogs picked through the ruins of an Oklahoma town on Wednesday to ensure no survivors remained buried after a deadly tornado left thousands homeless and trying to salvage what was left of their belongings.

    "Yesterday I was numb. Today I cried a lot....

  • A prayer for Oklahoma

    May 21, 2013 | 11:46 am

    Lord our God, we stood before You just a week ago to receive the Ten Statements of Your Torah. We stood, as though with our ancestors, and listened to the Torah reader chant descriptions of the smoking mountain, the thunderous rumbling, and the long-awaited voice of God.


  • Chabad center taking in Oklahomans displaced by deadly tornado

    May 21, 2013 | 9:54 am

    A Chabad center in Oklahoma City opened its building as a shelter for those displaced by a deadly tornado.

    The Chabad Community Center of Southern Oklahoma also is collecting supplies for those left homeless by the tornado that tore through an Oklahoma City suburb on Monday...

  • Ex-Argentinians in Israel helping to rebuild tornado-ravaged JCC

    April 9, 2012 | 3:03 pm

    Some Argentinians who moved to Israel have launched a campaign to rebuild a Buenos Aires province Jewish center destroyed in a tornado.

    The campaign by former members of Bet Am del Oeste-CISO, the only Jewish club in the western Buenos Aires province, has brought in $7,000 in its...

  • Louisville federation launches fundraising drive for tornado victims

    March 6, 2012 | 4:55 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Louisville has opened a fund to help victims of tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest.

    Federation officials said they were eager to help donors who wanted to help those affected by the storms, which claimed dozens of lives and cut a path of destruction...

  • Jewish community accounted for in Joplin tornado

    May 25, 2011 | 10:18 am

    Two Jewish brothers who were reported missing in the wake of a deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo., are safe.

    All the members of the small Jewish community in Joplin have now been accounted for, but many lost their homes and possessions in the tornado and are in need of basic supplies,...

  • Joplin’s small Jewish community hit by tornado

    May 24, 2011 | 10:28 am

    At least two Jewish brothers are missing in the wake of a deadly tornado that tore through Joplin, Mo.

    Other members of the small Jewish community there are in need of basic supplies, Chabad.org reported late Monday.

    Rabbi Yehuda Weg, the Tulsa-based director of Chabad-Lubavitch of...

  • Deadly twister cripples Joplin, Mo.

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    May 23, 2011 | 1:07 pm

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    Two thousand eleven is starting to look a lot like 2005 on the natural-disaster front. First the Japanese earthquake and tsunami; then tornadoes in the South that killed nearly 300; and last night, Missouri was...

  • The JDRC arrives Alabama

    By Elie Lowenfeld, Jewish Disaster Response Corps

    May 2, 2011 | 10:00 pm

    This morning we went to Pleasant Grove, Alabama, a town outside of Birmingham that was devastated by the recent tornadoes.

    There are no words to describe what we saw.

    As far as we could see in every direction there was devastation and destruction.  Houses destroyed, trees down,...

  • Jewish community aiding tornado victims

    April 29, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    Jewish groups are mobilizing assistance in areas of the U.S. Southeast struck by devastating tornadoes this week.

    The Birmingham Jewish Federation in Alabama has opened a Tornado Recovery Fund to raise money for victims of the storms and tornadoes, which struck Wednesday and...