Discover the stories of whole communities of Jewish women through oral history interviews, videos, and images of objects central to their lives, from cookbook author Joan Nathan's explanation of how she chooses recipes to Holocaust survivor Magda Schaloum's collage made from materials she scavenged in Dachau.
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Katrina's Jewish Voices
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and the Gulf Coast on the morning of August 29, 2005, it left in its wake not only broken levees and scattered populations, but the devastation of a unique Jewish community that had been nearly 250 years in the making. Despite the storm's profound impact on the local communities and the dramatic response of the Jewish community nationwide, the Jewish story of Katrina remains largely untold. The Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) organized Katrina's Jewish Voices, a two-part project using online collecting and oral history, to fill the void and ensure that the Jewish experience of this catastrophic event will become a part of the history of America and of American Jewry.
How to cite this page
Jewish Women's Archive. "Community Stories." (Viewed on February 1, 2015) <http://jwa.org/communitystories>.