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Schools

Rachel Ertel

Shaped by Yiddish culture from an early age, Rachel Ertel sparked a love of Jewish studies in others through her work as the most respected scholar of Yiddish in France.

Shulamith Cantor

As director of the Hadassah School of Nursing in Jerusalem, Shulamith Cantor helped set the standard for nursing in Palestine.

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Me'ah, a program of Hebrew College and Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
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Me'ah, a program of Hebrew College and Combined Jewish Philanthropies.

Madalyn Schenk

An education reformer who helped spearhead preschool programs for NCJW and United Way, Schenk focused her attention after Katrina on rebuilding schools.

Bluma Rivkin

Bluma Rivkin’s experiences of the devastation of Katrina and the struggles to rebuild were profoundly shaped by her humor, her compassion, and her work as a shlucha (Chabad emissary).

Madalyn Schenk on the French Quarter, July 25, 2006

Madalyn Schenk, interviewed Rosalind Hilton on July 25, 2006, lived close to the tourist attraction of the French Quarter, and found it hard to lose the energy and enthusiasm that used to pulse by her front door every day.
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Madalyn Schenk, interviewed Rosalind Hilton on July 25, 2006, lived close to the tourist attraction of the French Quarter, and found it hard to lose the energy and enthusiasm that used to pulse by her front door every day.

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 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.

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