We express our deepest condolences to those who have lost family and friends as well as their homes in this terrible storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Considering where the Museum of Jewish Heritage is located, it is – there is really no other word – miraculous that we emerged virtually unscathed. That is due in no small part to the devoted engineers, cleaners, and security personnel who stayed around the clock to keep the Museum secure. Seeing pictures of a flooded Brooklyn Battery (now Hugh Carey) Tunnel and water from the tracks to the ceiling at the South Ferry subway station, both just a couple of blocks away, is a reminder of how lucky we are.
We remain closed on Thursday. We are without power. And if you’ve seen the new post-Sandy subway map, we are right in the center of the grayed out subway lines in Lower Manhattan. Take a look for yourself. http://www.mta.info/sites/default/files/pdf/HurricaneRecoveryMapOct312012.pdf When we do open, it will be our own version of AMAZING RACE.
We are anxious to return to the Museum and welcome back staff as well as our devoted volunteers, members, donors, neighbors, and friends. Keep checking the blog, Facebook, Twitter, and our website for details.
Be safe, be warm, and feel free to tell us how you are doing by using the comment feature below.