Monday, September 5, 2005

USCJ Hurricane Relief Fund

Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

To help our Conservative movement communities and all the victims of the community, United Synagogue has opened a Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund. Our Conservative synagogues are still assessing damage to their buildings and communities. Synagogues in the affected areas that sustain extensive damage that is not covered by insurance may receive money from the fund. Funds for assistance to individual victims will be made from this fund to organizations on the ground that they are best able to provide direct assistance. If you would like to make a financial contribution that will help our communities affected by Katrina, you can do so in one of two ways:

1. Bring a check (made out to "USCJ") to the JTS Va'ad Gemilut Hasadim (212 Unterberg) or send it to USCJ Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund; 121 Congressional Lane; Suite 210; Rockville, MD 20852. Please write "Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund" in the memo section.

2. Credit card donations can be made online at
Click on the link to the Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund. When you make a credit card donation you must write in the designated box that the donation is for the Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at (212) 678-8916 or at

Adam Pollack

Adam Pollack
Coordinator of Community Outreach
Va'ad Gemilut Hasadim
The Jewish Theological Seminary
3080 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
tel. 212-678-8916
fax 212-678-8017


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.