Recommended Links



Jewish Scholarship

    • Berman Jewish DataBank @ The Jewish Federations of North America
      The central repository of social scientific studies of North American Jewry.

    • NYU Graduate Programs in Jewish Studies
      A portal page to graduate degree programs and academic resources in Jewish studies at New York University.

    • Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ)
      The Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry is a cross-disciplinary organization of individuals whose research concerns the Jewish people throughout the world.

      The ASSJ encourages and facilitates contact among researchers, supports the dissemination of research, and assists in the cultivation of younger scholars.

      The organization's journal, Contemporary Jewry, is issued several times a year. The journal publishes research that draws on the range of social scientific fields and methodologies, and encourages cutting-edge research and lively debate.

    • YIVO Archives (Online Guide)
      Facilitating online access to information about more than 23 million documents, photographs, recordings, posters, and films in the Archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The YIVO Archives’ multilingual collections reflect the life and culture of Jews around the world and is also one of the world's foremost resources for the study of East European Jewry, Yiddish literature and language, the Holocaust, and the American Jewish immigrant experience.

    • Maurice & Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS)
      Founded in 1980, the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies (CMJS), is a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to bringing the concepts, theories, and techniques of social science to bear on the study of contemporary Jewish life. Core topics concern the development of ethnic and religious identities and their attendant personal, communal, and societal outcomes. Our research incorporates cutting-edge methodologies and strives to be rigorous and transparent. In this fashion, we hope to contribute to scholarly understanding of American Jewry and Jewish institutions and provide policy-relevant analysis.

    • Institute for Jewish & Community Research
      The Institute for Jewish & Community Research (IJCR) is an independent, non-partisan think tank that provides innovative research and pragmatic policy analysis on a broad range of issues including racial and religious identity, philanthropy, and anti-Semitism.

    • The National Library of Israel
      The largest collection of publications within Israel is accessible to the public free of charge at the National Library with over 5 million volumes of books, manuscripts, periodicals, archives, maps, photographs, and audio recordings.

    • Jewish English Lexicon
      A collaborative database of distinctive words that are used in the speech or writing of English-speaking Jews. Think of it as the Wikipedia or Urban Dictionary of Jewish language.

    • Leo Baeck Institute: DigiBaeck
      DigiBaeck is your gateway to Leo Baeck Institute's digital collections, a growing treasury of artifacts that document the rich heritage of German-speaking Jewry in the modern era. DigiBaeck provides instant access to materials ranging from rare 16th century renaissance books to memoirs that document the experience of German-Jewish émigrés across the world in the 20th century.

    • JDC Archives
      The JDC Archives houses one of the most significant collections in the world for the study of modern Jewish history. Comprising the organizational records of JDC, the overseas rescue, relief, and rehabilitation arm of the American Jewish community, the archives includes over 3 miles of text documents, 100,000 photographs, a research library of more than 6,000 books, 1,100 audio recordings including oral histories, and a video collection.

    • JTA Digital Archive
      The JTA Jewish News Archive is a powerful reference tool that offers a perspective on current events and modern Jewish history that is not available anywhere else. With free access to nearly a century of reporting about global events affecting world Jewry, the Archive will not only serve as a rich resource for both the casually curious as well as students and scholars of modern Jewish history, it will also transform the way the next generation of Jewish leaders and activists learn about their heritage.

    • Rambi
      A selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material listed in Rambi is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of articles - in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages.

    • The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center
      The Goldstein-Goren Diaspora Research Center is dedicated to the research of the History of the Jewish people and its culture in all diasporas and eras. The Center is an integral part of the Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities in Tel Aviv University.

    • American Jewish Committee Archives
      Filled with more than a million documents and hundreds of movies and radio shows, the New York-based American Jewish Committee Archives house an extraordinary range of resources on the past century of American Jewish history. This web site, launched as part of AJC’s centennial celebration in 2006, makes an ever-expanding portion of the physical archives instantly accessible.

    • Central Bureau of Statistics (Israel)

General Scholarship

    • Policy Archive
      An innovative, new digital archive of global, non-partisan public policy research.

    • Society for the Social Scientific Study of Religion
      SSSR stimulates, promotes, and communicates social scientific research about religious institutions and experiences. Founded in 1949, SSSR fosters interdisciplinary dialogue and collaboration among scholars from sociology, religious studies, psychology, political science, economics, international studies, gender studies, and many other fields. Its flagship publication, the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, is the most cited resource in the field.

    • Social Science Research Network
      The SSRN is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The eLibrary consists of an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 250,100 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 206,000 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.

    • WorldCat
      The world's largest network of library content and services, lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.

    • Jstor
      A digital archive of over one thousand academic journals and other scholarly content.

Jewish Learning

    • Jewish Virtual Library
      The Jewish Virtual Library is the most comprehensive online Jewish encyclopedia in the world, covering everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. So far, more than 13,000 articles and 6,000 photographs and maps have been integrated into the site. The Library has 13 wings: History, Women, The Holocaust, Travel, Israel & The States, Maps, Politics, Biography, Israel, Religion, Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress, Vital Statistics and Reference.

    • My Jewish Learning
      A trans-denominational website of information about Judaism.

    • The Jewish Museum
      The Jewish Museum is the preeminent museum in the United States devoted exclusively to 4,000 years of art and Jewish culture. Founded in 1904 with just 26 donated objects, the Museum has grown a thousand-fold, and its collections now comprise 27,000 items, ranging from archaeological artifacts to works by today's cutting-edge artists.

Jewish Media

    • Canadian Jewish News
      The Canadian Jewish News is Canada's largest weekly Jewish newspaper. It is an independent community newspaper which prides itself on being a forum for diverse points of view on subjects of interest and relevance to the Jewish community.

    • Commentary
      America's premier monthly magazine of opinion and a pivotal voice in American intellectual life.

    • eJewish Philanthropy
      eJewish Philanthropy is a global bulletin board showcasing grassroots Jewish activists and community builders, a new generation of idealists and trend setters who are embracing the challenges of our future.

    • Haaretz
      An independent daily newspaper with a broadly liberal outlook both on domestic issues and on international affairs.

    • The Jerusalem Post
      Israel's best-selling English Daily and most-read English Website.

    • Jewcy
      JEWCY is an online media outlet/blog, social network, and brand devoted to helping Jews and their peers expand the meaning of community by presenting a spectrum of voices, content, and discussion.

    • The Jewish Daily Forward
      Launched as a Yiddish-language daily newspaper on April 22, 1897, today's Forward is once again becoming what its parent publication was nearly a century ago: a trusted guide to the varieties of Jewish experience.

    • Jewish Ideas Daily
      Jewish Ideas Daily aims to be the premier aggregator and originator of Jewish ideas on the web. Our range of interest is very wide, and so is our range of sources: from daily opinion pages to weekly and monthly magazines, academic journals, books, blogs, think-tanks, universities, and online learning sites. Many items featured on the site are up-to-the-minute; others are classic and provocative writings from the far or recent past. Still others are of our own devising: original content in the form of columns, interviews, and commissioned debates on big questions.

    • Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

    • The Jewish Press
      The Jewish Press is the largest independent weekly Jewish newspaper in the United States, championing Torah values and ideals from a centrist or Modern Orthodox perspective.

    • Jew School
      Offering the latest and greatest from the bleeding edge of Jewish cultural and communal life, Jew School's more than just a weblog. It is an ever-expanding network of websites, projects, and events which promote critical thought and provide engagement opportunities for disenfranchised Jews alienated -- and bored to death -- by the Jewish mainstream. It pries Judaism from the lifeless fingers of the Jewish establishment and serves it up to the public with the insistence, "This belongs to you."

    • JVoices
      With the goal of injecting progressive Jewish values into today’s Jewish and non-Jewish media landscape, JVoices publishes contributors from all over the world, not just talking about, but also embodying what we know to be the vastness of Jewish life.

    • Lilith Magazine
      LILITH magazine charts Jewish women's lives, featuring award-winning investigative reports, new rituals and celebrations, first-person accounts both contemporary and historical, entertainment reviews, fiction and poetry, art and photography.

    • The New York Jewish Week
      An independent community newspaper, the largest and most respected Jewish newspaper in America, that seeks to build and strengthen Jewish community while championing an aggressive and independent press, supportive of, but not beholden to, the organized Jewish community.

    • RepairLabs
      RepairLabs is a project of Repair the World, a nonprofit focused on the role of service learning in the Jewish community. RepairLabs is a website featuring articles, resources and events for service learning practitioners and other nonprofit professionals in the Jewish community.

    • Rosner's Domain
      Rosner's Domain is a website, edited and written by Shmuel Rosner, dedicated to reporting and opining on the US, the Middle East, Israel and the Jewish world. It has become an influential and distinct voice in the US, quoted in major publications and serving as a reliable source for those interested in the complicated relations and between the US, the Mideast, Israel and the Jewish world.

    • YNet News
      The English-language sister-site to Ynet, Israel's largest and most popular news and content website, and part of the prominent Yedioth Media Group.

National Jewish Organizations

    • Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community
      The mission of AWP is to promote the leadership of women professionals within Jewish institutions at the national and local levels. The purposes of the project are twofold: first, to leverage the talents of women professionals on behalf of the Jewish community and second, to be a catalyst for change, helping Jewish organizations design more effective and fulfilling work environments.

    • American Jewish Historical Society
      Provides access to more than 20 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present, including the first American book published in Hebrew and the handwritten original of Emma Lazarus' The New Colossus.

    • Foundation for Jewish Camp
      The Foundation for Jewish Camp unifies and galvanizes the field of Jewish overnight camp and significantly increases the number of children participating in transformative summers at Jewish camp. Through strategic partnerships on local and national levels, FJC raises the profile of nonprofit Jewish camp and serves as a central resource for parents and organizations alike.

    • Interfaith Family, Inc. is the online resource for interfaith families exploring Jewish life and the grass-roots advocate for a welcoming Jewish community. This resource is for everyone touched by interfaith relationships where one partner is Jewish, on every topic of interest to them, and for everyone who works with and cares about them.

    • JBoomers
      An interactive online community for Jewish Baby Boomers.

    • JCC Association
      JCC Association is the continental umbrella organization for the Jewish Community Center Movement, which includes more than 350 JCCs, YM-YWHAs, and camp sites in the U.S. and Canada. JCC Association offers a wide range of services and resources to help its affiliates to provide educational, cultural, social, Jewish identity-building, and recreational programs for people of all ages and backgrounds.

    • JESNA
      JESNA equips communities and institutions with the knowledge and know-how they need in order to deliver engaging, high quality Jewish education.

    • Jewish Federations of North America
      The Jewish Federations of North America represents 157 Jewish Federations and 400 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).

    • Lookstein Center
      The Lookstein Center is deeply committed to enhancing the quality of Jewish education in the Diaspora. The Center seeks to develop and facilitate programs and projects that reflect and encourage ongoing growth and learning for the Jewish educator.

    • ROI
      ROI is a global community of outstandingly creative individuals who have a personal vision about how to make the Jewish world a better place. Built around intensive networking and skill-building activities in Jerusalem and the Diaspora that are continued online, ROI enhances its members' ability to re-create community in their own image.

Regional Jewish Organizations

    • Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
      One of the largest not-for-profit social welfare institutions in Illinois and the central address of Chicago's Jewish community, JUF provides critical resources that bring food, refuge, health care, education and emergency assistance to 300,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and two million Jews around the world. JUF/Federation funds a network of nearly 70 agencies and programs that care for people at every stage of life, regardless of the ability to pay.

Jewish Culture

    • International Jewish Presenters Associations
      IJPA is an extensive arts network that advances the growth of Jewish culture by linking the presenters of culture with the artists, distributors, and booking agents of musicians, dancers, theatre companies, filmmakers and other talent.


    • J Street
      J Street was founded to change the dynamics of American politics and policy on Israel and the Middle East. We believe the security and future of Israel as the democratic home of the Jewish people depend on rapidly achieving a two-state solution and regional comprehensive peace. Our mission is to promote meaningful American leadership to achieve peace and security in the Middle East and to broaden the debate on these issues nationally and in the Jewish community.

    • Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA)
      The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is an independent non-profit institute for policy research and education. It aims to engage in and provide resources for rigorous analysis of the issues being exploited by Israel's adversaries who question Israel legal rights.

    • Where Do You Give?
      Where Do You Give? is a project of American Jewish World Service that invites communities to engage in critical thought around questions of where we give, why we give and how we give.

Jewish Post-Secondary Education

    • Association for Jewish Studies
      Founded in 1969 by a small group of scholars seeking a forum for exploring methodological and pedagogical issues in the new field of Jewish Studies, the AJS has grown into the largest learned society and professional organization representing Jewish Studies scholars worldwide. The organization’s primary mission is to promote, facilitate, and improve teaching and research in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning.

    • H-Judaic Jewish Studies Network Syllabi
      Provides dynamic on-line information in Judaic Studies: links to syllabi and other online sources of syllabi and materials of interest.

    • Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
      HUC-JIR serves as the educational and intellectual center of Reform Judaism. In addition to its academic programs and religious programs, it creates and provides access to a wealth of resources, including scholarly journals, archival, and museum resources.

Jewish Religious Sites

    • Project Genesis
      Project Genesis promotes further Jewish education about our Jewish roots, as represented in Jewish sources in the belief that this is the best way to restore self-respect, self-confidence, and an interest in our own continuity, among modern Jewish collegiates and unaffiliated Jews worldwide. It works to establish a strong Jewish identity, expand Jewish knowledge, and encourage its participants to become more involved with Judaism and the Jewish community.

      Links to home pages containing Kosher Food information in cities of interest to travelers, and other information useful to the Kosher traveler: list of mislabeled consumer products; Newly Certified Consumer Products and product clarifications; Zemanim (Halachic time of day) Calculator etc. Includes links to sites with information about kashrus, Divrai Torah and General Jewish Interest. Answers questions, complex or simple, theoretical or practical. Products, Kitchen preparation, etc.