Finding faith, doing service in Haiti

By Sidney Schwarz

Washington Jewish Week, February 16, 2011

On the first anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, I traveled to the Leogane region of Haiti, the center of the earthquake's devastation. I went as the guest of an Israeli nongovernmental organization called Tevel b'Tzedek (The Earth, in Justice), founded in 2005 by Rabbi Micah Odenheimer to promote social and environmental justice in the world. With the support of IsraAid, a team of Israeli volunteers traveled to the region soon after the earthquake. Uri l'Tzedek, a U.S.-based Orthodox social justice organization, asked me to be the first of a series of rabbis to visit the team and interact with many of the Haitians that they have been helping.

Topic: Faith, Belief, Disaster Management, Emergency Management, Service, Global Responsibility

Name of Publication: Washington Jewish Week

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Schwarz, Sidney. Finding faith, doing service in Haiti. Washington Jewish Week. Washington Jewish Week. 16 February 2011: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=8878


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