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Judaic and Near Eastern Studies
 

Resources in Cultural and Secular Judaism

This Web page has been made possible through a grant from the Felix Posen Foundation for the Study of Secular Judaism.

Center for Cultural Judaism, New York
     http://www.culturaljudaism.org/index.php

 

Jewish Museums
Jewish History Centers

Centers and Archives for Holocaust Studies
Yiddish Language and Culture Centers
Jewish Communities Around the World
Israel

Jewish Music
Libraries and Archives
Jewish and Israeli Press
Jewish and Israeli Film
Bibliographies

 

JEWISH MUSEUMS

Links to Jewish Museums and Museum Resources Worldwide

http://www.jewishcultureineurope.org/calen_2005.htm

The Jewish Museum, New York

http://www.thejewishmuseum.org

National Museum of American Jewish History

http://www.nmajh.org/

Timeline of American, American Jewish, and World Jewish history from 1492 through 1992.

Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York

http://www.mjhnyc.org/index.htm

National Museum of American Jewish Military History in Washington, D.C.

http://www.nmajmh.org/collections/military.html

Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, California

http://www.skirball.org/index.asp

Goldring Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life

http://www.msje.org/

The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta, Georgia

http://www.thebreman.org/

The Jewish Museum of Florida

http://www.jewishmuseum.com/

The Jewish Museum of Berlin

http://www.juedisches-museum-berlin.de/site/DE/homepage.php

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JEWISH HISTORY CENTERS

Center for Jewish History

http://www.cjh.org/indextraders.cfm

Center for Cultural Judaism

Includes bibliography for pre- and post-Enlightenment Jewish history

http://www.culturaljudaism.org/index.php

American Jewish Historical Society, New York and Newton, MA

http://www.ajhs.org/

Jewish Women's Archive, Boston

http://www.jwa.org/

Online exhibits and virtual archives with information about Jewish
women and women's organizations; links to manuscript collections
and primary source material.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center

http://www.wiesenthal.com

 

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CENTERS AND ARCHIVES FOR HOLOCAUST STUDIES

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide and Memory Studies

(at the University of Massachusetts Amherst)

     http://www.umass.edu/ihgms/

 

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

http://www.ushmm.org/

 

Clark University Center for Holocaust Studies

http://www.socialweb.net/clients/Clark/holocaust.lasso

 

Fortunoff Video Archive - Holocaust Survivor Testimonies

http://www.library.yale.edu/testimonies/homepage.html

 

Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs'and Heroes' Remembrance Authority

http://www.yadvashem.org/

Yad Vashem On-line Exhibitions

http://www1.yadvashem.org/exhibitions/index_exhibitions.html

 

Holocaust Literature

http://www.umass.edu/judaic/hololit.html

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YIDDISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, New York

http://www.yivoinstitute.org/

Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA

http://yiddishbookcenter.org/

The Yiddish Voice - Radio show broadcast out of Brookline, MA

http://www.yiddishvoice.com/

Forverts -- The Yiddish Forward

http://yiddish.forward.com/

Yiddish Collection at the International Institute of Social History
in Amsterdam, Netherlands

http://www.iisg.nl/collections/yiddish/index.php

 

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JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD

World Jewish Congress Online

http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/

United Jewish Communities, The Federations of North America

Jewish Finder links page to International Jewish organizations:

http://www.ujc.org/ir_category_listing.html?type=0&nt=0&id=381

Canada
Canadian Jewish Congress
(in English and French)

http://www.cjc.ca/

China
Shanghai Jewish Center

http://www.chinajewish.org/

Iraq
The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center

http://www.babylonjewry.org.il/ (in English and Hebrew)

Europe
European Jewish Congress

http://www.eurojewcong.org/english/home.php

European Association for Jewish Culture

http://www.jewishcultureineurope.org/calen_2005.htm

Euro-Asian Jewish Congress
(in English and Russian)

http://www.eajc.org/index_e.php

Austria:
IKG
(in German and English)

http://www.ikg-wien.at/

Denmark:
Det mosaiske Troessamfund
(in Danish and English)

http://www.mosaiske.dk/

Finland:
Jewish Community of Helsinki
(in Finnish and English)

http://www.jchelsinki.fi/

France:
Azure

http://www.azure.org.il/

C.R.I.F : Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives de France
(in French)

http://www.crif.org/

Germany:
Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland
(in German)

http://www.zentralratdjuden.de/

Greece:
KIS, the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece
(in Greek and English)

http://www.kis.gr/home_en.html

Hungary:
Mazsihisz
(in Hungarian)

http://www.mazsihisz.com/

Ireland:
Irish Jewish Community

http://www.jewishireland.com/

 

Malta:
The Jewish Community of Malta
(in English)

http://www.geocities.com/jewsofmalta/pages/page1.html

 

National Conference on Soviet Jewry

News and information about contemporary Jewish life
in Russia, Ukraine, Baltic States and Eurasia

http://www.ncsj.org/index.shtml

 

Netherlands:
Center for Research on Dutch Jewry

http://dutchjewry.huji.ac.il/

 

International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, Netherlands

http://www.iisg.nl/index.php

 

Poland:
Galicia Jewish Museum in Krakow, Poland / Galicja Muzeum. Kraków

http://www.galiciajewishmuseum.org/

 

Festiwal Kultury Żydowskiej w Krakowie

http://jewishfestival.pl/program_en.php

 

       Latin America:
Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles

http://www.snoa.com/snoa.html

 

       South Africa:
       Southern Africa Jewish Genealogy SA-SIG

http://www.jewish.org.za/php3/main.php3

 

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ISRAEL

 

The Israeli Government's Official Website, maintained by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

http://www.israel-mfa.gov.il/mfa/

 

The Consulate General of Israel to New England

http://www.israelemb.org/boston

 

The Central Zionist Archives

http://www.zionistarchives.org.il

 

Yad Vashem The Holocaust Martyrs'and Heroes' Remembrance Authority

http://www.yadvashem.org/

Yad Vashem On-line Exhibitions

http://www1.yadvashem.org/exhibitions/index_exhibitions.html

 

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JEWISH MUSIC

 
IMI, Israel Music Institute

http://www.imi.org.il/

 

Musica Judaica: Journal of the American Society of Jewish Music

http://www.jmwc.org/MusicaJudaica/asjmindex.html

 

Jewish Music Web Center

http://www.jmwc.org/

 

Jewish Music Research Center at Hebrew University

http://www.jewish-music.huji.ac.il/index.asp

 

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LIBRARIES AND ARCHIVES

The Jewish Virtual Library

This website is geared toward high school students and college undergraduates.
Topics include: history, women, the Holocaust, travel, Israel and the States,
Judaic treasures in the Library of Congress, maps, politics, biography, Israel, religion.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/index.html

The Jewish Virtual Library's Reference section includes
helpful guides to evaluating and citing internet sources.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/reference.html

 

Council of Archives and Research Libraries in Jewish Studies
at National Foundation for Jewish Culture

List of 30 member organizations with addresses, telephone numbers,
email, but not web addresses.

http://www.jewishculture.org/cultural_services/libraries

 

Jewish National & University Library

http://jnul.huji.ac.il/eng

 

RAMBI: Index to Scholarly Articles in Jewish Studies

http://jnul.huji.ac.il/rambi

 

Special Collections and Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, UMass Amherst

http://www.library.umass.edu/spcoll/spec.html

 

The Widener Library at Harvard University

http://hcl.harvard.edu/widener

Judaica - The Collections of Harvard College Library at Widener

http://hcl.harvard.edu/widener/collections/judaica.html

 

Judaic & Hebrew Collections at Yale University

http://www.library.yale.edu/judaica/judaica.html

 

Boston University Mugar Memorial Library: The Howard Gotleib Special Collections

http://www.bu.edu/archives/

 

Brandeis University Libraries: Judaica

http://library.brandeis.edu/resources/quickstart/judaica.html

 

Center for Jewish History, New York

Central repository for the archives and collections of five institutions:
American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation,
Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum,
and the YIVO Institute for Jewish research

http://www.cjh.org/

 

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research Archives and Library, New York

http://www.yivoinstitute.org/archlib/archlib_fr.htm

 

New York Public Library Dorot Jewish Division

http://www.nypl.org/research/chss/jws/jewish.html

 

Spertus | collections and research | Chicago

http://www.spertus.edu/collections_resources/index.php

 

Library and Archives - Simon Wiesenthal Center

http://www.wiesenthal.com/site/pp.asp?c=fwLYKnN8LzH&b=242509

 

The Leo Baeck Institute

http://www.lbi.org/about.html

 

Philadelphia Jewish Archives Center

http://www.jewisharchives.net/

 

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JEWISH AND ISRAELI PRESS

 

The Forward

http://www.forward.com/

 

Forverts -- The Yiddish Forward

http://yiddish.forward.com/

 

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - Global Jewish News

http://www.jta.org/index.asp

 

Haaretz - English Edition

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/

 

Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/

 

Kedma - Mizrahi News
(in Hebrew)

http://www.kedma.co.il/

 

Ma'ariv
(in Hebrew)

http://www.maariv.co.il/

 

Arutz Sheva - Israel National News

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/

 

KOL-ISRAEL.com - Live Radio, Israeli News and Sports from Israel

http://www.kol-israel.com/

Includes an extensive list of links to news sources in the U.S. and abroad,
online Israeli radio stations, and sources of popular Israeli culture.
In English.

 

Actualité Juive
(From France, in French)

http://www.actuj.net

 

The Australian Jewish News Website

http://www.ajn.com.au/index.html

 

The Jewish Chronicle
(London-based, world's oldest Jewish newspaper)

http://www.thejc.com/

 

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JEWISH and ISRAELI FILM

 

JewishFilm.com -The Online Jewish Film Archive

http://members.aol.com/jewfilm

 

Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive

http://www.spielbergfilmarchive.org.il/

This archive contains films of Eastern European Jewish life prior to WWII,
films made by Zionist organizations prior to 1948, contemporary
documentaries, and amateur and professional films from around the world.
Over 200 Jewish films may be viewed online with a
Windows Media Player 7.

Links to Jewish Film Festivals and Other Resources
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival

http://www.pvjff.org/

 

Barcelona Jewish Film Festival

http://www.fcjbarcelona.org/en/links.html

 

Jewish Studies Department at Smith College
Israel Mini Film Festival, February 2005

http://www.smith.edu/jud/film.html

 

The Boston Jewish Film Festival

http://www.bjff.org/

 

The Hartford Jewish Film Festival

http://www.hjff.org/

 

Maine Jewish Film Festival

http://www.mjff.org/

 

Montreal Jewish Film Festival

http://www.mjff.qc.ca/

 

The 13th Annual / Toronto Jewish Film Festival

http://www.tjff.com/

 

Israel Film Festivals In New York, Los Angeles, and Miami

http://www.israelfilmfestival.com/iff05

 

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BIBLIOGRAPHIES

 

Center for Cultural Judaism Bibliography

Includes:  Jewish history, philosophy, literature, and art;
secular Jewish life worldwide; Jewish women's voices and issues;
Bible studies; Jewish education; festivals and life-cycle events;
demographic studies; anthologies and journals.

http://www.culturaljudaism.org/ccj/bibliography

 

Holocaust Literature

http://www.umass.edu/judaic/hololit.html

 

 

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