Beth Israel Post-Katrina

The breech in the 17th St Canal levee wall resulted in more than 10 feet of floodwaters filling the Lakeview neighborhood. All of the contents of the synagogue were destroyed. You can see images of damaged books, benches, our Tallit rack, the bimah which was carried by the water and deposited in the women’s section, and the flood lines on the Aron which housed the Torah scrolls.

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