Chabad has maintained a presence in Baton Rouge since Katrina hit. The Baton Rouge office, which is staffed by Rabbinical Students, has been key to supporting Chabad's rescue effort., and body recovery effort. Chabad intends to maintain a presence in Baton Rouge to service the influx of Jewish evacuees and relief workers. Read more about the Baton Rouge effort here.


Lines of vehicles wait to enter the city of Baton Rouge.

Rabbinical Students Mendel Traxler and Danny Gavin provide spiritual and material assistance in a Red Cross Shelter.

In Chabad's apartment/office a table is set for Shabbat dinner.

Mendel Traxler leads a Havdalah service for relief workers in Baton Rouge.