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Oklahoma: Now it’s our turn to help…

tornado_urjThe Union for Reform Judaism has, over the last six months helped West End Temple in collecting donations for us. Let us support relief efforts for those who are suffering in Oklahoma after yesterday’s deadly tornado.

Please read the press release below and contribute.

The Union for Reform Judaism is accepting donations to assist in the wake of the deadly tornado in Oklahoma. The URJ will allocate funding received to agencies on the ground that are best equipped to respond to this disaster. We’re also working closely with our congregations in the affected region to assure the safety of their congregants, their neighbors, and their structures and to determine next steps in relief work.

URJ President Rabbi Rick Jacobs said in a statement released today, “We are numb with grief, and yet inspired by the heroic resilience of the people of Oklahoma. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by this horrific tragedy. For now, we will collect donations and distribute them to the American Red Cross and others on the ground in Oklahoma. As other needs arise, perhaps including volunteers to assist with the clean-up and rebuilding, we stand ready to help in any way possible.”

To make a donation online visit www.urj.org/relief. Checks can be sent to the Union for Reform Judaism (Attn: Oklahoma Tornado Relief), 633 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017

Sanctuary - December, 2012

Donation details…

The Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) has set up a fund to help West End Temple and its congregants, as both were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Everyone in the community had significant damage to houses, possessions, and cars.

Many of West End Temple’s congregants are in need: Figuring out where to send their kids to school, where to get to a hot meal, etc. The synagogue, which is central to the well being of the community, was under four feet of water, and basically destroyed – office, library, sanctuary, computers, walls, floors, carpets, sound system, windows, and much more.

Please give what you can by clicking on this link to the URJ’s secure website.

Then, go to the link specifically mentioning WEST END TEMPLE.

These people will rebuild their lives, but they need your help.

Sanctuary – December, 2012

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West End Temple Celebrated Hanukkah/Shabbat

Because so many made it happen:

  • Rabbi Bob Loewy and Gates of Prayer, Metairie, Louisiana for helping to underwrite the Hanukkah / Shabbat dinner.
  • Congregation Rodeph Sholom Religious School, Manhattan and its families for decorations and goodie bags.
  • Tammy and Anthony Marino and friends in Sugarbush TX for toys – in memory of Tammy’s uncle Nat Lieberman.
  • And generous donations of gift cards from
    • Temple Solel Hollywood FL
    • Congregation Mishkan Israel, Hamden CT
    • Congregation Beth Ahabah, Richmond VA
    • Reform on Campus/Men of Reform Judaism

Donate Here

To make a donation on our secure website, click on the photo below.

Or, you can donate via the URJ website:

The Union of Reform Judaism (URJ) has set up a fund to help West End Temple and its congregants, as both were devastated by Hurricane Sandy. Everyone in the community had significant damage to houses, possessions, and cars.

Many of West End Temple’s congregants are in need: Figuring out where to send their kids to school, where to get to a hot meal, etc. The synagogue, which is central to the well being of the community, was under four feet of water, and basically destroyed – office, library, sanctuary, computers, walls, floors, carpets, sound system, windows, and much more.

Please give what you can by clicking on this link to the URJ’s secure website.

Then, go to the link specifically mentioning WEST END TEMPLE.

These people will rebuild their lives, but they need your help.