Leaders of Jewish community relations councils planned to survey their communities Monday to gauge how last week’s blackout impacted communal services. Volunteers in several communities, including Toronto and Detroit, pitched in Thursday and Friday to deliver food or water to elderly residents of apartment buildings that lost elevator service. In Cleveland, one congregation was forced to move a celebration of a member’s sex change operation from the sanctuary to the parking lot. But overall, initial reports suggested that the Jewish community was not unduly affected by the largest blackout in the nation’s history.
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