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Bluma Rivkin on Dealing with Post-Hurrican Katrina Chaos

Bluma Rivkin dealt with the chaos of Katrina by making two lists: one for things she could fix and one for things beyond her control.

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Bluma Rivkin dealt with the chaos of Katrina by making two lists: one for things she could fix and one for things beyond her control.

Bluma Rivkin Discusses Sukkot and Four Kinds of People

Drawing on an ancient interpretation of one of the rituals for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Bluma Rivkin talks about the different kinds of people needed to rebuild her community after Katrina.

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Drawing on an ancient interpretation of one of the rituals for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, Bluma Rivkin talks about the different kinds of people needed to rebuild her community after Katrina.

Bluma Rivkin Discusses Asking for Help Post-Hurricane Katrina

After a lifetime of generosity to others, Bluma Rivkin had to grapple with asking for help after Katrina.

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After a lifetime of generosity to others, Bluma Rivkin had to grapple with asking for help after Katrina.

Bluma Rivkin Discusses Family and Community Post-Hurricane Katrina

The one thing that Hurricane Katrina couldn't destroy was the love Bluma Rivkin had for her family.

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The one thing that Hurricane Katrina couldn't destroy was the love Bluma Rivkin had for her family.

Bluma Rivkin Discusses Reuniting and Rebuilding Jewish Community Post-Hurricane Katrina

Bluma Rivkin jokes that she's the last person you'd expect to plunge into the labor of rebuilding a city.

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Bluma Rivkin jokes that she's the last person you'd expect to plunge into the labor of rebuilding a city.

Bluma Rivkin Discusses Keeping Her Family Whole Post-Hurricane Katrina

Bluma Rivkin struggled to keep her family together as they fled in the midst of Hurricane Katrina.

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Bluma Rivkin struggled to keep her family together as they fled in the midst of Hurricane Katrina.

Bluma Rivkin

Accustomed as a shlucha (Chabad emissary) to helping those in her community, Bluma Rivkin went into action after Hurricane Katrina, first with the pressing concerns of finding housing and aid for evacuees, then with the larger task of rebuilding the community.

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Bluma Rivkin.

Photo courtesy of Bluma Rivkin.

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Bluma Rivkin.

Photo courtesy of Bluma Rivkin.

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