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Synagogues/Temples

Ruth Kullman on New Orleans After Hurricane Katrina

To return to New Orleans or relocate? Despite the difficulties, Ruth Kullman still sees the city as home.
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To return to New Orleans or relocate? Despite the difficulties, Ruth Kullman still sees the city as home.

Lonnie Schaffer on Help after Katrina, August 30 , 2007

Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August 30, 2007, discusses the identity shift of asking for help after Hurricane Katrina and how that experience has transformed how she gives to others.
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Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August 30, 2007, discusses the identity shift of asking for help after Hurricane Katrina and how that experience has transformed how she gives to others.

Lonnie Schaffer on Sharing Power, August 30, 2007

Having risen to become president of her Orthodox synagogue, Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August 30, 2007, discusses the importance of sharing power.
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Having risen to become president of her Orthodox synagogue, Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August 30, 2007, discusses the importance of sharing power.

Lonnie Schaffer on Merging Synagogues, August 30, 2007

Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August 30, 2007, discusses two New Orleans synagogues have struggled to survive with scattered members.
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Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August 30, 2007, discusses two New Orleans synagogues have struggled to survive with scattered members.

Lonnie Schaffer on Reviving her Synagogue, August 30, 2007

Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August, 30, 2007, describes the painful infighting after Katrina that drove her to take on a leadership role and help revive her synagogue.
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Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August, 30, 2007, describes the painful infighting after Katrina that drove her to take on a leadership role and help revive her synagogue.

Lonnie Schaffer on Synagogue Leadership, August 30, 2007

Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August 30, 2007, discusses leadership at a synagogue, which needed to change hands to those who were on the ground and could make effective changes.
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Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August 30, 2007, discusses leadership at a synagogue, which needed to change hands to those who were on the ground and could make effective changes.

Lonnie Schaffer on a Women's Presence, August 30, 2007

Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August 30, 2007, describes how relocating during the storm gave her new ideas of how to better include women in her synagogue while maintaining their Orthodox traditions.
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Lonnie Schaffer, interviewed by Rosalind Hilton on August 30, 2007, describes how relocating during the storm gave her new ideas of how to better include women in her synagogue while maintaining their Orthodox traditions.

Jackie Gothard

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Jackie Gothard.
Courtesy of Alexander Barkoff.
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Jackie Gothard.

Courtesy of Alexander Barkoff.

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I have an immense amount of respect for more traditional Jewish communities, Ashkenazi and Sephardi alike. Judaism cannot and should not be only one thing; and our culture’s ability to be both united and extraordinarily multi-faceted is part of what makes it so beautiful.

Lonnie Zarum Schaffer

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Lonnie Zarum Schaffer stepped up to lead her struggling Modern Orthodox synagogue, Anshe Sfard, rebuild themselves even better than before.

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