This isn’t the first time the Texas Jewish community was hit by a deadly hurricane on the eve of Rosh Hashanah.
The NYPD’s District 3 teamed up with Jewish community organization Amudim and the grocery store Seasons Kosher to send aid to where it’s needed most.
“We are flying by the seat of our pants here,” Shapiron-Plevan said.
ZAKA chairman Yehuda Zahav told BIN that there was a “religious imperative to help, since every man was created in God’s image.”
Dell grew up in Houston in a neighborhood that was hard hit by Hurricane Harvey.
“For years the Jewish communities stood by Israel when it needed their help; now it is our turn to stand by Houston’s Jewish community.”
Hurricane Harvey is a storm of biblical proportions — not just physically but morally
Fleischer went on to give some basic tips on how a presidential visit to a disaster zone should go.
For Houston’s devastated synagogues, government funds to rebuild after Hurricane Harvey may not come due to church-state separation regulations.
If you’re wondering how to help, consider donating money (generally more helpful than donating food itself) to one of the following organizations.