Sunday, March 21, 2010

Shabbat in Metairie

This Shabbat we were lucky enough to be hosted by Shir Chadash in Metairie. A few of our students found some familiar faces from the rabbi to Gann alums that were there for Shabbat. The synagogue showed incredible generosity to us as they allowed us to sleep in its classrooms and provided everyone with an air mattress and sleeping bag. We learned how after most of the congregation was dispersed after Katrina, some members of the community pushed to hold Rosh Hashanah services the October after the storm. What was even more moving was that they were able to fill most of their sanctuary with people from their synagogue and some of the other synagogues. After having a great song session during Seudah Shlishit, the group made a pit stop at Café Dumond to get beignets.

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