I’ve been busy live-blogging the response to Hurricane Sandy for JTA. A number of synagogues have sustained damage. If you know of any Jewish historical sites damaged, email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can alert our readers.
If your Jewish library, gallery, etc had collections damaged by flooding or other Sandy-related causes, the Metropolitan New York Library Council has posted resources for recovery:
In the event your institution was in any way effected by the storm, here is a quick list of disaster resources you can consult for guidance on potential disaster recovery funding as well as treatment and preservation of damaged collections.
Full list here.
On a related note, good news from the Museum of Jewish Heritage. The Center For Jewish History, our "This Week in Jewish History" newsletter sponsors, remains closed due to a power outage, though haven’t heard anything definitive about the status of their collections (no news is good new, we hope):
— Lee Rosenbaum (@CultureGrrl) October 30, 2012
Leo Baeck Institute and the Center for Jewish History will remain closed through Sunday, November 4, 2012 due to the power outage.
— Leo Baeck Institute(@lbinyc) October 31, 2012