It has been a while and much has happened in these last few days. Miraculously Chabad has been very effective at rescuing people that were still in New Orleans. That has been alot of the effort this week. We are also greeting the many Jews from our community that have come to Houston for the time being. We intend to create a little piece of New Orleans in Houston. Now that two of the five Shluchim families are in New York, they are getting invloved in helping to oversee the massive relief effort that we have launched with the help of Chabad HQ and many Chabad Shluchim in the USA. We have been invited by the Chabad of CA Telethon to particiapte and raise awareness for the relief fund there. So many Chabad communities and others have offered to adopt a family from New Orleans, it as been very heartwarming to continue seeing the caring and love of the Jewish community. We are planning some special Rosh Hashanah programs for New Orleans Jews in several places. Stay tuned for more info. People are getting settled. Children have started school. But New Orleans is sorely missed. We heard good news today. Torah Academy School Board president Morris Kahn toured the premises and reports that there was very little damage to the facility. So all of the hard work this summer was not a waste. It is very important that we stay in touch with each other. I am in the process of finishing our database of families and contact info. A comprehensive list is also available from the New Orleans Federation site jewishnola.com. There is alot to tell and I will try to write more often.