Video: Devastation in Sea Gate, Yossi Green On Verge of Tears

Tuesday November 13, 2012 7:05 PM - 27 Comments

sea-gate-yossi-green[Video below.] Videographer Aryeh Gelbard, this past Sunday, joined hundreds of volunteers from Flatbush, Boro Park, Lakewood, Baltimore and elsewhere to assist in the post-Hurricane Sandy cleanup effort in Sea Gate, Brooklyn.

315 mishpachos are homeless.

Among those shown below is noted composer Yossi Green, a resident of Sea Gate, who describes the devastation and destruction.

Together with his working boots and gloves, Aryeh brought his camera. Here’s what he saw:

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27 Responses to “Video: Devastation in Sea Gate, Yossi Green On Verge of Tears”

1. Comment from Lakewood Yungerman
Time November 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM



2. Comment from Cincinnati Yid
Time November 13, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Do they still need volunteers? We can get a bus together and come help. Can someone from the area please tell me.

3. Comment from anonymous
Time November 13, 2012 at 7:29 PM


4. Comment from mikiamchq
Time November 13, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Wow.what an inspiring video. Thank you Mr. Gelbard. Who knows how much money will be given because of your did a gr8 job.
On a side note- Yossi Green said it best .chesed will bring the geula. I feel that the chesed shown these past 2 weeks is something Klal yisroel has not seen in a long time.

5. Comment from A Dependant
Time November 13, 2012 at 8:26 PM

I want to see the clip but my filter won’t let! Any way to reformat it?

6. Comment from Julie
Time November 13, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Who do we call to make a donation?
Thank u for the inspiring video. B”H we will soon build our houses in Israel im mashiah with as much ahavat israel and chessed

7. Comment from My Internet is filtered
Time November 13, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Is it possible for matzav to post this video, by their “today’s featured video” section, since my internet is blocked from watching videos linked to any other site? I would really appreciate it!

8. Comment from ShlomoG
Time November 13, 2012 at 9:25 PM

#2… You can call the seagate command center who is leading all the volunteer efforts at 718-705-9666.

9. Comment from Sheldon
Time November 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Have you seen Far Rockaway, The 5 Towns, Long Beach, Oceanside…..?

10. Comment from Wow!
Time November 13, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Why can’t I see this video?

11. Comment from hi
Time November 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM

we need klal yisrorl to help

12. Comment from Ma Rabbi
Time November 13, 2012 at 11:00 PM

There are no people to compare to the Jewish people. Like the man said ” I am proud to be a Jew.”

13. Comment from Very moving
Time November 13, 2012 at 11:09 PM

“I am proud to be a Jew.”
He said it best.
Mi kamcha yisroel goy echad baretz.

14. Comment from wow
Time November 14, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Mr. Gelbard is such a professional in making videos!! He is used by many yeshivos and organizations to make a video for their dinners or fundraisers. This video is only a drop in the bucket of what the orthodox community as a whole is suffering now.

15. Comment from Rav Reuven Feinstein Shlit”a said
Time November 14, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Rav Reuven Feinstein Shlit”a said that HKB”H wants to awaken us and let us know that life cannot be as it was before as if nothing had happened. He added that we should strengthen ourselves with Torah learning of a practical nature - ללמוד לשמור לעשות ולקיים - not just learning for the sake of learning. He also added that in order to raise Talmidei Hachamim, we need to be stronger in learning Beki’ut.

16. Comment from skdoula
Time November 14, 2012 at 5:52 AM


17. Comment from Shalom
Time November 14, 2012 at 6:40 AM

How do you donaate online? I live in England but know New York well couldn’t stop crying at this and want to help.

18. Comment from L. Oberstein
Time November 14, 2012 at 7:23 AM

The Rabbonim of 3 of the largest shuls in Baltimore, Shomrei Emunah, Bnai Jacob Shaarei Zion and Suburban Orthodox personally led their members to Seagate to help the community. They showed by example. A second trip this past Sunday had four busloads of volunteers from Baltimore to h elp Seagate.

19. Comment from Chana Weiner
Time November 14, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Mi Kiamcha Yisroel - Hashem will bless all who have suffered with an abundance in the future.

20. Comment from chaim
Time November 14, 2012 at 1:36 PM

it doesn’t shock me to watch this video & see such tragic hirricanes happening to klal yisroel.

sometimes we Leave Hashem with no choice R”L
if hurricane sandy & many other tragedies that are occuring that i read ON MATZAV website, doesn’t wake us up to teshuva & achdus, then we are just causing more tzaros upon us

do you think Hashem likes to cause us pain? hashem loves klal yisroel no matter how bad a nation we become/are Chas v’shalom. but sometimes we leave Hashem no choice

WE DO HAVE A CHOICE. we can save ourselves now from the future tzros in store for us if we don’t change our ways towards teshuva & return to Hashem & eretz yisroel

THE CHOICE is ours & only our fault if more tzaros happens chas v’shalom

21. Comment from ISRAEL is home
Time November 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

We in Israel are sad with you and mourn your loss.
Reb Green can we get some helpers to come down south to Sderot, Netivot, Ofakim to help with our rebuilding, cleaning out and power outs after the rockets hit our schools, businesses, stores and private homes? Do you know how many are HOMELESS down south, living with friends, relatives or in parks? Let us open hearts and emphaty to embrace those in difficult, heart rendering situations 24/7…..

22. Comment from yehuda
Time November 14, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Wow what an emotional and inspiring video, thank you Mr, Gelbard for showing klal yisroel a tip of the iceburg of whats going on literally next door to us. Me keamchai yisroel with so many hundred volunteers helping makes me so proud to be a jew . May we all be zoche to see moshiachbemhaira beyomainu.

23. Comment from Jabra
Time November 14, 2012 at 5:50 PM

How come I don’t see any of the rich from elsewhere helping out? They have MONSTER MANSION’S! Why aren’t they hosting any families?!

24. Comment from Torah is truth
Time November 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM


Come to Brooklyn, Monsey and Staten Island and you will see & visit families housed in MONSTER MANSION’s in these communities. What is wrong with you?

25. Comment from superhebe
Time November 15, 2012 at 9:57 AM

rich and poor have been helping out.don’t assume they don’t care

26. Comment from superhebe
Time November 15, 2012 at 10:10 AM

yes we should be more sincere with our learning but we should be more careful with chillulei hashem

27. Comment from inspired!
Time November 19, 2012 at 11:10 PM

we understand money is needed. what else is still needed? do ppl need homes??

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