on Monday, 28 August 2017. Posted in Community Events
The news of catastrophic damage and ongoing flooding through the Houston area is stunning and painful. I know that many of you wish to help, and at our president, Mona Gibson’s suggestion, we will look at ways to partner with a local Reform synagogue as soon as the immediate crisis passes and allows us to see specifically what needs to be done.
For the present, the Union for Reform Judaism, our parent organization, has set up emergency housing at Greene Family Camp, and funds are needed urgently. You can donate directly through the urj.org website which has a button for Hurricane Harvey relief: https://urj.org/hurricane-harvey.
If you wish to do so, you can send a donation to the Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund of Temple Emanu-El, noted for Hurricane Harvey (or Houston) relief and we will direct it where it can do the most good when that becomes clearer.
May this great storm abate, and may God bring comfort to those afflicted by it, with our help.
L’Shalom v’Rei’ut, in peace and friendship,
Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon