Recovering; Watch Banquet live; food, supplies and more
ABLE to Rent? Looking for a Rental?

for rent.jpgMany people have been dislocated due to the hurricane.  Due to extensive water and structural damage, it may take weeks, or even months, to make the necessary repairs.  

We have been fielding many calls from people who are asking us if we know of anyone willing to rent part of their home, or even a room or two-either for a few weeks or several months.

If you can help with this, please contact us at 516-833-3057 and ask for Chana S. or e-mail [email protected]


office.jpgDepending on what type of office space you are looking for, we may have some office space available for rent.

If your office space was damaged in the hurricane, please contact our office at [email protected]  and ask for Latifa.  

Food, Supplies, Dinner and Thank you's
Still without power?

hot-meals.jpgAll those in the area that do not have power and are in need of a hot Kosher meal, should contact us before 1 pm on Mon-Thurs and let us know if they will be coming for dinner (or to pick up dinner) between 6-8 pm until power is fully restored.  Please RSVP at 516-833-3057 or by replying to this e-mail before 2:00 pm each day.

If you need to charge your cell phone, use your computers, or bring your children to a warm playroom to hang out or just want to warm up, we have rooms available for that as well. 

We have hands-free flashlights and batteries for those who need.

A special thanks and our sincerest gratitude to the following people for volunteering and/or giving food this week: Bruria Mermelestein, Gail Stamler, Jamie Shapiro, Sarah Shapiro, Kayla Sackler, Hannah David, Cindy Knoll, David Kay of Seasons, Turk Caterers,  Main Glatt Supermarkets, and Risi Shaingarten.  Our apologies in advance if we missed anyone out.


Individuals needing assistance can contact UJA Federation’s Resource Line (J-1-1) at 877-852-6951.

Click here for a step by step guide on how to begin the recovery process with Fema.

Visit JCRC-LI’s Post Hurricane Sandy website for additional resources as the days and weeks continue.

Help From Government 
You can apply for Disaster Relief though the Federal Emergency Management Agency (
FEMA) for damage sustained during the Hurricane.

Register through FEMA or call 1-800-621-FEMA. The toll-free number will operate between 7AM and 10PM seven days a week until further notice.


Donate for Hurricane Relief

It is very hard for those of us who are lucky enough to have a warm home, to imagine what people in our community are going through, but all you have to do is visit South Merrick/Bellmore/Wantagh, and many other areas-you literally cannot believe how these areas have been impacted. Quick TV images and internet pictures do not tell you the real picture. Modern times of 2012 or not, these men, women and children, need real tangible assistance regardless of denomination. 

To donate to our local hurricane relief fund, which assists us in our local efforts, and will be distributed to families in our community who need it, please click here (please note in the comment box-Hurricane Relief).

To donate to the general Chabad hurricane relief fund, whose proceeds will go directly to our network of centers that have been hard-hit by the hurricane, please   click hereThis fund is run by volunteers, ensuring that 100% of your donation will go directly to help those in need.

Free Storage

U-Haul Storage is currently offering a 30-days-free self-storage assistance program to victims of Superstorm Sandy.

In addition to the 30-days-free self-storage assistance being offered, people who need boxes can take advantage of the U-Haul Take a Box, Leave a Box Program. The program enables customers to return their reusable boxes and allows others to take them as needed - FREE.

For  more information about the 30-days-free self-storage assistance program, please contact one the following U-Haul regional offices in New York:

U-Haul Company of Long Island
Holbrook, N.Y.
(631) 244-7924

U-Haul Company of Manhattan, Bronx
Bronx, N.Y.
(718) 562-8700

U-Haul Company of Lower Hudson Valley
Newburgh, N.Y.
(845) 565-8585

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