Nov 13, 2012
The Sandy Effect

This JEM production about how Shluchim responded to Hurricane Sandy has moved many and received a round of applause at the 5773 Kinus Hashluchim banquet.

Merkos L'Inyonei Chinuch has created an emergency relief fund – Chabad Hurricane Relief – and is coordinating a relief effort on behalf of 29 Shluchim in the NY/NJ area who were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

There remains a critical need for volunteers to assist Shluchim in diverse ways, such as clean-up of Shluchim's homes, Chabad Centers as well as homes of community members.

In addition, many Shluchim need volunteers to help with food distribution.

There are still thousands of families in the Metropolitan area - many of whom are elderly – that are lacking in basic provisions and have no other source for kosher food.

The Shluchim have indicated that they anticipate that this type of work will continue for several more weeks at a minimum.

"Sandy Help," a relief/volunteer network, has been instrumental in arranging for hundreds of volunteers to work with the Shluchim and address their various needs.

Merkos has provided the funding for the critical efforts of "Sandy Help" and strongly encourages all those that are able to volunteer their services, to please do so.

To volunteer click here and to donate click here

Produced by JEM
Music by Sarah Dukes
Performed and recorded by Yaron Gershovsky

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Atlantic city
I am sure it's a oversight but the basement floor of rabbi Avi Rapoport was completely destroyed...1000's of dollars lost .thy need our help as try are wonderful shul him who have tremendous hachnosas orchid!!!!
(11/13/2012 3:04:06 PM)
Unreal, amazing...
(11/13/2012 3:45:04 PM)
Over 25 chabad houses
Were badly damaged or destroyed. Besides for shluchim's personal homes and the destruction in their communities.
They NEED help.
If you have never experienced a flood you cannot fathom the extent of damage. The hurricane is over but it will take months to recover (7 years post Katrina, New Orleans isn't fully rebuilt).


Donate if you can.

A big yasher koach to all the shluchim and anash for all they are doing to help and Berel Pewzner at chabad HQ for coordinating the efforts.
(11/13/2012 4:56:10 PM)
Mazel day school. The only chabad day school in nyc has over a half mill in damege
(11/13/2012 6:13:53 PM)
(11/13/2012 6:52:19 PM)
Would like to volunteer
Who can I contact to give volunteer time?
(11/13/2012 8:27:59 PM)
To comment #6
Please contact the relief office.
Chabad Hurricane Relief @
(11/13/2012 9:11:40 PM)
Scenes from Brighton area
When the video reaches 4:10 until 4:23, are scenes from the destruction in the Brighton area. First the staircase leading to the catering hall of the Seabreeze Jewish Center (Rabbi Zusha Winner's shul), followed by scenes from the Chabad Preschool on Ocean Parkway.
(11/14/2012 9:28:29 PM)
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