Programs / June 2018 - August 2018

Southern Minnesota Floods

About Our Southern MN Flood Project

In late June 2018, widespread storms caused flooding in large parts of Southern Minnesota – as well as Iowa and other states. Our work is focused on Fairbault, Cottonwood, and Murray Counties assisting the MN VOAD and partner agencies provide assistance to storm-affected families.

NECHAMA is providing technical and administrative support for all MN and National VOAD members responding to the events.


At this time we are not accepting volunteers. Check back for more information.


A message from your new NECHAMA CEO

I am the new Chief Executive Officer of NECHAMA – Jewish Response to Disaster. While NECHAMA’s home base remains in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, our staff works remotely from... Read More

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NECHAMA Welcomes New CEO Stephan Kline

NECHAMA – Jewish Response to Disaster has named Stephan Kline as its new Chief Executive Officer.  Kline served for more than 15 years as Deputy Director of the Jewish Federations... Read More

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Reflecting on NECHAMA’s work in 2023

British Rabbi Hugo Gryn was a child in a concentration camp during Hanukkah 1944. His father pulled out a bowland makeshift wick, and immersed the wick in their margarine ration... Read More

Staff Contacts

David E. Kaplan

Executive Director

(952) 255-6822

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