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Disaster Relief Fund:
The Temple Emanu-El community stands in support of those suffering in Afghanistan and in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Temple members seeking to make donations to help these causes may do so via our Disaster Relief Fund
May God be a shelter, a place of safe dwelling for our loved ones and our neighbors. We pray for days of renewal and healing in this season, and always.

Afghan Refuge Support: 
We are currently helping three Afghan families settle into Dallas. There are various needs for these families including clothing, cleaning supplies, and more. If you want more information please email Nancy Lubar at

ECEC is also collecting school supplies for Afghan families with Refugee Services of Texas. If you would like to donate school supplies, please drop them off at ECEC before September 10th.

Hurricane Ida Support: 

Hurricane Ida Families: We are providing food and other necessities to families currently residing at Spring Hill Suites in Richardson, TX. There are about 40 people located here who evacuated last Saturday. If you would like to find ways to help, please contact Erica Strauss at

Jewish Federations are uniquely positioned to help at times of need such as these.

Local Federations and Network Communities in Louisiana and other potentially affected states including Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee, laid the groundwork for a response ahead of the storm, while Federations in neighboring states such as Texas are already preparing to set up support in the forms of hot food, supply drives, temporary housing and childcare, coordination with aid organizations, and satellite services.

You can help support relief and recovery efforts by contributing to the Hurricane Ida relief fund.

Oganizations that could use donations to help those who are still in the city or who will need to rebuild when they return:

Cajun Navy Relief
volunteer search/rescue and relief team


Second Harvest Food Bank


Hands On New Orleans


Catholic Charities of New Orleans


New Orleans Musicians clinic


Imagine Water Works


Krewe of Red Beans/Feed the Second Line


House of Tulip

helps support the trans and gender non-conforming NOLA community


Greater New Orleans Foundation

provides grant support to projects, has an Ida relief fund

If you need a referral, please contact Meredith Pryzant. Email will be the most reliable method of contact. If you would like to call, you can leave a message for Meredith at 214-706-0000.  

Please be advised that any lay, expert or legal opinion or advice given are those of the individual offering it, and are not those of Temple Emanu-El, or any of their employees, staff or clergy. 

Dallas Hebrew Free Loan  
If you are experiencing an emergency or will need significant home repairs post-severe weather and need assistance, Dallas Hebrew Free Loan Association has $500 emergency loans (no guarantor needed) and $7500 general loans available. Email for more information. 

Jewish Family Service
Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas is available to help with counseling services and food insecurity, among other things.  For more information, visit their website at, or contact them via email at or phone at 972-437-9950, extension 340. 

As we receive information on other ways you can help, we will update our Temple Responds webpage.  
As always, our clergy and staff are here for you. Don’t hesitate to reach out to your Temple family.