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NECHAMA - Jewish Response to Disaster (Hurricane Irene)

Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Closed

HQ - 7260 Washington Ave S
Eden Prairie, MN 55433

, NJ 00000


Main/General Business Number: 763-732-0610

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Supply Phone: (hidden)

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NECHAMA (Hebrew for comfort) is a voluntary organization providing cleanup and recovery assistance to homes and communities affected by natural disaster. Guided by the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam – ‘repairing the world’ through acts of goodness, NECHAMA offers a helping hand in the spirit of goodwill and creating mutual respect among all people.

This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary


August 30th, 2011

NECHAMA is heading east to Bergen County in New Jersey to
help with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene.
Our staging point and all volunteer coordination at this time will be at
the NCSY Office of NJ in Teaneck, thanks to Rabbi Etan Katz. At this point, the Passiac River that flows
through Bergen County is still threatening to cause damage to more homes. We will be calling for volunteers as soon as
we meet with all the emergency managers and start receiving work orders. We anticipate
that we will need volunteers starting the week of September 5th.

If you have questions about volunteering, if you can help us spread the word, please contact Amy Cytron at NECHAMA: acytron @

If you able to help with meals, administrative tasks or transportation locally, please contact Rabbi Katz at NCSY: ethan @

Please watch for future updates on our plans in NJ.



Every disaster is different and we will provide volunteers with the most appropriate, up-to-date information as each disaster develops. However, if you are planning on coming out on deployment, please take a look at the frequently asked questions

Opportunities -

ALSO SEE on blog -
Hurricane Safety Checklist



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Created At: Sat Sep 03 18:35:44 -0700 2011
Updated At: Thu Nov 15 06:12:20 -0700 2012
Updated By: LTel

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