Temple Beth Torah’s Hurricane Harvey Relief
The devastation in Houston has been unbearable to watch. But the stories of bravery and generosity have been equally uplifting. Here on Long Island, we know too well the after effects a hurricane can have on a community which is why so many of you have reached out to Temple Beth Torah looking for ways to help.
Our hearts go out to all those who have been affected by this disaster, and we pray for a quick recovery.
- Make a donation to URJ Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund which is targeting donations toward supporting Hurricane Harvey evacuation housing at URJ Greene Family Camp. They are also partnering with Temple Emanuel Houston and the JCC to run a Day Camp for kids during this difficult time. https://urj.org/hurricane-harvey.
Make a Donation to Temple Beth Torah’s 8th Step Fund
(which is for disasters and other charitable purposes). You can do so online -
, by calling the office or sending a check to TBT with 8th Step/Hurricane in the Memo. You can be sure 100% of your donation will go directly to those in need.
3. Fill an 18 Wheeler - Donate Supplies
We filled a truck for Katrina. Let’s do it again. We are joining with several other temples, and next week we will be sending an 18 wheeler full of supplies from Long Island to the Houston area. We are working together with leaders of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston to coordinate the donations to all those needing assistance. We need your help to fill the truck!
Items we are collecting:
heavy trash bags
cleaning supplies, including old towels
Non-perishable food items
gift cards from home repair stores and grocery stores
We must keep track of what is being put on the truck so please label bags with contents. It will make it much easier to keep track of our donations.
Drop Off Locations:
Temple Beth Torah-- 35 Bagatelle Road, Melville (These times are subject to change)
Thursday 8/31 9:00 AM - 8 PM
Friday 9/1 9:00 AM - 2 PM and 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday 9/2 9-11 AM
Tuesday 9/5 9:00 - 8 PM
Wednesday 9/6 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 9/7 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Additional Drop off locations:
Temple Judea of Manhasset-- 333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset
Port Jewish Center-- 20 Manorhaven Blvd, Port Washington
Congregation L’dor V’dor-- 11 Temple Lane, Oyster Bay
The truck will be loaded at Temple Beth Torah and Temple Judea on Thursday, September 7th. Times to be determined. We will be looking for volunteers to help load the donations onto the truck.
For more information and any questions, please contact: