As synagogues assess the financial costs they incurred from Hurricane Sandy, many realize they don’t have the resources to repair the damage. Plus: A list of synagogues hurt by the storm.
Each month, Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner hosts The Salon, a conversation with Rachel Sklar of Change the Ratio and other Jewish women about life, love, politics and everything in between. In the latest episode, Sisterhood contributor Sarah Seltzer discusses lessons from Hurricane Sandy; Amy Webb, author of “Data, A Love Story,” talks about how she gamed JDate to meet her perfect mate; Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld, co-author of “Et Le’ehov: The Newlywed’s Guide to Physical Intimacy,” about sex education in the Orthodox community, and all five chime in on the Jewish vote and election 2012. Check out all of the clips here.
The Coney Island History Project suffered serious damage from Sandy. But the museum soldiers on, assembling more stories from the land of Mermaid and Surf avenues.
Of all the Jewish institutions in New York, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, found itself in the most vulnerable position as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the city Monday night. It was thought that the museum, located right on the edge of New York Harbor, in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, was sure to be severely damaged by swells roaring over the sea wall.
About 18,000 families in the Orthodox town of Lakewood, N.J. remained without power Wednesday after it took a nasty hit from superstorm Sandy.
Jewish institutions throughout the eastern United States remained closed following the onslaught of superstorm Sandy.
Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, roared ashore with fierce winds and heavy rain on Monday near the gambling resort of Atlantic City, New Jersey, after forcing evacuations, shutting down transportation and interrupting the presidential campaign.
With Hurricane Sandy pounding the Jersey Shore, residents of the predominantly Jewish town of Lakewood were already experiencing severe damage early Monday.
Hurricane Sandy won’t last 40 days and 40 nights, but it still seems pretty Biblical to some.