Seven years after Katrina, New Orleans synagogue has a home

“Seven years after Katrina, New Orleans Jews wander no more”
©2012 Religion News Service. Used with permission. September 5, 2012

Seven years after Hurricane Katrina toppled a nearby floodwall and drowned their synagogue, and after a seven-year journey praying in hotel meeting rooms, then in rooms borrowed and rented from another congregation, the 100 or so families of Congregation Beth Israel are finally home.

The wandering congregation moved into their new synagogue in suburban Metairie on August 26, three days before the Katrina anniversary and two days before Hurricane Isaac hit landfall in Louisiana.

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