The Sooner State has long had a vibrant — if numerically tiny — Jewish population, but until just a few years ago most Oklahomans rarely saw an Orthodox Jew at community events.
Today is a different story.
In the latest and perhaps most visible manifestation of its presence, the area’s Chabad Jewish Community Center organized a weekend blitz of some three dozen teenagers from Dallas-Fort Worth to deploy to devastated areas in Moore and other communities.
Jewish youth from the Lone Star State helped local families in clearing rubble and retrieving family treasures from some of the thousands of homes damaged or destroyed in the May 20 tornado. Their practical chores witnessed anew the spirit of volunteerism is alive and well in the heartland.
From the concrete foundation slabs, young men sporting yarmulkes — Kippahs — pulled up pieces of wood and other debris to stack curbside for later removal. Young women sifted through the state’s characteristic red soil, searching for precious family heirlooms.
Read More: @ crownheights.info
You might also like: