URJ Establishes Hurricane Relief Fund
Kol ha-o-lam ku-lo
Gesher tzar me’od
Lo l’fa-ched, lo l’fached klal
The whole world is a very narrow bridge;
the important thing is not to be afraid
-Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav
In response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, the Union for Reform Judaism is activating its Hurricane Relief fund to collect donations for those suffering in the Hurricane’s wake.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those adversely impacted by Hurricane Sandy,” said URJ president Rabbi Rick Jacobs. “The magnitude of damage is difficult to comprehend, as is the work that will be necessary to even begin restoration. But we know our nation, and our community, will rise to the challenge.”
Isaac Nuell, the URJ Disaster Relief coordinator, will serve as the key point of contact. He noted, “As we have done in the past, we will work with our congregations and with local agencies to determine how to most effectively allocate the funds we receive.”
May the memories of those whose lives were lost to Hurricane Sandy remain with us for blessing.
Photo courtesy of Reuters/Lucas Jackson.