On October 29th, Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast of the United States, causing dozens of deaths, billions of dollars in damage, and leaving more than 7.5 million people without power. With your support the URJ will provide relief to congregations, families and communities who were impacted by this disaster, just as it has done for victims of natural disasters around the world.
The Union for Reform Judaism has established a Hurricane Relief Fund, which is providing:
- Direct funding to congregants who are suffering short or long-term loss of food, shelter or clothing;
- Direct funding to general and Jewish relief agencies in coordination with the Jewish Federations, NECHAMA – the Jewish Response to Disaster and others;
- Direct funding to Reform congregations damaged by the storm to help them resume operations as quickly as possible.