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Houston’s Jewish Community Rebounding from Harvey and Helping Other Cities

Despite three floods in three years, we learn how Houston’s Jewish community is rebuilding after Harvey and helping other communities hit by hurricanes.

Pu Ying Huang for The Texas Tribune
Evacuees from Meyerland — a neighborhood in southwest Houston hit hard by Harvey Aug. 27, 2017.

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Two of the hardest hit areas from the past three years of major floods in Houston have been the Meyerland and Bellaire neighborhoods, both of which have a prominent Jewish population.

Now, more than a year after Hurricane Harvey, the Jewish community in Houston continues to rebuild with the aid of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and various community centers. And, for many, the sense of community and togetherness has been an important component of that recovery.

In the audio above, we talk with the Avital Ingber, president and CEO of the Jewish Federation, about the steps they've taken to help both our local community and other communities around the nation when it comes to major natural disasters.

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