The Hebrew language website from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art allows a comprehensive search in various websites about Israeli art, including blogs, portals and galleries' websites. You can browse by type, institution and topic.
Searchable database of Israeli restaurants. You can search for restaurants by location, cooking style, meat, dairy, or pareve, and for those that have kosher certification. You can also print out coupons from the site.
From the Jerusalem Post and the Genesis Philanthropy Group comes this website providing basic biographical information about 70 Russian speaking Jews who helped shape Israel in the areas of Government, Defense and Security, Zionism, Science and Research, Business and Industry, Arts and Culture, Medicine, Technology,and Sports.
“Drawing its name from the 929 chapters of the Hebrew Bible, the project aims to get hundreds of thousands of Israelis from all walks of life to complete the corpus over three-and-a-half years by covering five chapters a week.” The goal of the Hebrew language site is to involve everyone in Bible study. “In addition, the site features explanatory videos and cultural artifacts—from comics to music clips—related to the weekly chapters and a detailed timeline allowing participants to track their progress; it can even read the Bible aloud to the visually impaired or those on the go. “
A People Remembers: Documenting Terror Victims' Commemoration Sites
Created by Yossi Zur, father of Assaf who was killed in a terrorist bombing of a bus in Haifa, this searchable site in English and Hebrew documents the locations of sites dedicated to remembering the victims of terror attacks in Israel.
“The mission of AIPAC is to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel.” In addition to information about the organization and its work, there is a list of resources and contact information for Congress.
“The AMCHA Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, educating about, and combating antisemitism at institutions of higher education in America.” Its site provides resources and reports about antii-Semitic instances on college campuses in the United States.
AMCHA: Israeli Centers for Holocaust Survivors and Second Generation
From this web site you can find out about the news and mission of the group and browse its archives dating back to 1995. Of particular note are the two sections of resources on finding relatives and entering claims for reparations.
The website of this group that “enables Israel’s youth to realize their potential, and strengthens Israeli society by educating and nurturing children from diverse backgrounds within a framework of academic excellence, religious values and Zionist ideals” provides information about its activities and schools in Israel.
“The World Jewish Congress (WJC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), established aboutholocaust.org with the goal of providing young people with essential information about the history of the Holocaust and its legacy. The interactive online tool includes a range of content — facts that all students should know, video testimonies of survivors, and the latest news updates about Holocaust educational programs and activities — all designed to address misinformation that circulates across social media and other internet forums.”
"The Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory is the prime gateway to 371 high quality resources for the study of Judaism, including access to library catalogs and to databases like RAMBI - Index of Articles in Jewish Studies." This searchable site list academic associations, libraries, archives, universities where Jewish studies are offered, research institutes, and a broad collection of relevant links. You can add a URL and check the most recent additions to the database as well.This is an excellent starting point. THIS IS AN UPDATED URL.
This Hebrew and English web site comes from the official organization charged with the creation of new Hebrew words. Of particular interest is the list of new words that the academy has added to the Hebrew language.
The goal of this group is ”bringing the fire back into Jewish spirituality in a way consistent with traditional teachings of the great spiritual leaders of the past.” In addition to information about the group, there is access to its mailing lists and publications. There is also an extensive set of resources on mussar.
This French language site offers online courses in a variety of areas of Jewish interest. It also list conferences in these areas. You can search the site or browse by conference, theme and organization.
Describing itself as “a one-stop Tanakh study resource, providing the tools, techniques, and technology to make Torah come alive in the home, classroom, and synagogue,” you can search for a topic in the Bible, browse the site by the weekly parasha, see depictions of Biblical stories in art and obtain material for family learning. The site contains information about Biblical commentators and a dictionary of Biblical terms.
“ALHATORAH.ORG is a one-stop Tanakh study resource, providing the texts, tools, techniques, and technology to help scholars, educators, and laypersons make Torah come alive in the home, classroom, and synagogue. Enter the site to explore 2,500 years of Biblical interpretation and enjoy a rich, multi-dimensional, learning experience.”
The tutorials on this site are designed to reinforce vocabulary and spelling for beginning students of modern Hebrew. Some tutorials show words in Hebrew and ask for the English translation. Other tutorials display a series of simple words or phrases in English and ask the visitor to type in the Hebrew translation." Lessons are keyed to Encounters in Modern Hebrew by Edna Amir Coffin.
A project of the Center for Online Judaic Studies, this site provides a collection of articles and images related to the Aleppo Codex, the earliest known Hebrew manuscript comprising the full text of the Bible. Written in the tenth century, it is considered the most authoritative and accurate text, both for the biblical text and for its vocalization and cantillation. Housed in The Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem, it is available here online.
“This Virtual Museum relates the history and most of the names of the approximately 1,500 American and Canadian men and women, including Jews and Christians, who risked their lives in the service of the Jewish people from 1946 to 1949. The museum is sponsored by American Veterans of Israel, the organization of Aliyah Bet and Machal veterans in the United States and Canada. It draws upon the Aliyah Bet and Machal Archives in the University of Florida Libraries, and also upon the Museum of American and Canadian Volunteers in Israel’s War of Independence located in the University of Florida Hillel, Gainesville, Florida.”
This excellent list of resources for people contemplating aliyah was compiled by Jacob Richman, an oleh himself, and contains links to aliyah centers, appliances, housing, information files, jobs, learning Hebrew , olim organizations, useful addresses, web links and an article on "Why Aliyah?"
From the OU comes this site providing “a comprehensive and technologically advanced platform catering to Daf Yomi learners of every level, from beginners to Maggidei Shiur. The site provides reference materials, supplementary videos and other support materials in addition to the daf yomi material itself.
Created by the United Kashrut Authority in Israel this searchable site feature a world wide database of kosher restaurants, companies and factories. Searchable databases of mikvaot and kashrut authorities world wide are also available.
Home page of the All Ukrainian Jewish Congress, this site describes itself as "the largest Jewish organization in the Ukraine." It provides information about the group and the community and a directory of Jewish communities and contacts in the region.
This French and English site offers a database of kosher restaurants, delis, bakeries, grocery stores, caterers, and butchers in France. You can select by name, region, specialty, hashgasha, or search by keyword.
“The American Guild of Judaic Art is an international not-for-profit membership organization for those with interests in the Judaic arts and dedicated to the promotion of Jewish art and culture in society.” Its website provides a biographical list of member artists and samples of their work.
This weekly Jewish newspaper covers events in Cincinnati, Ohio. The website has information about Jewish organizations and services in the area. Of particular note is access to their archives that date back to 1854.
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives is committed to preserving a documentary heritage of the religious, organizational, economic, cultural, personal, social and family life of American Jewry. Its searchable site features a wealth of material including a guide to the archives' major papers and details about how to establish a synagogue archive. Of particular interest is its library catalog that can be searched online and the full text of First American Jewish Families 1644-1988 by Malcolm Stern whose genealogies and bibliography can be searched as well. Online exhibits are offered too. The American Jewish Archives Journal is available in full text, as well as archives going back to volume 52. This is an outstanding site for research in American Jewish history.
AJC is devoted to “combating rising anti-Semitism and extremism, defending Israel’s place in the world, and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all people.” Its site describes the group's projects and stance on various issues.
“Since its inception, the American Jewish Congress has been engaged in a continuous fight for equal rights for all Americans regardless of race, religion or national ancestry.” In addition to information about the organization and its work,it provides policy statements on a variety of issues.
In addition to information about the events, membership, staff, library, archives, museum, prizes and fellowships, goals and history of this organization, this site is rich with other material of interest to Jewish historians. First, you can access the full text of the weekly articles on American Jewish history that the organization publishes in The Forward. There are also searchable databases of speakers, faculty and departments in American Jewish history, regional Jewish historical councils and genealogical societies and an extensive set of links to relevant organizations and publications in the subject area.
“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 collection of 2,500 videos.”
Hosted by the American Jewish Historical Society, this searchable database provides access to images of American Jews before 1865. The site can be searched by keyword, portrait name, artist name and artist date.
Based in Los Angeles and once known as the University of Judaism, this school represents the Conservative movement on the West Coast. Its searchable home page describes the faculty and programs of the school in its college of arts and sciences, graduate and rabbinical schools and its admissions requirements. There is also information about the schools extension program, elderhostel, conferences, think tanks, writers institute, performing arts series, gallery, and sculpture garden. The links section provides access to general and Jewish resources in Los Angeles and Jewish communal, news, and educational sites.
The American Physicians Fellowship for Medicine in Israel is an organization of North American physicians and others dedicated to advancing the state of medical education, research and care in Israel" by offering fellowships to Israeli medical students and by supporting projects between North America and Israel.
Information about the events and publications of this organization that “preserves and promotes the history, traditions, and rich mosaic culture of Greater Sephardic communities as an integral part of the Jewish experience.“
“The American Society for Jewish Music (ASJM) enables the performance, scholarship and dissemination of Jewish music and sustains these initiatives through a variety of activities, including concerts, publications seminars, conferences and other projects.“ The website provides access to the table of contents of their journal, Musica Judaica, and the St. Petersburg Score Collection.
This movements goal is "to involve more Jews in Zionism and to take an activist posture on the Jewish scene." Its home page describes its programs, lists its member organizations, and offers access to its regional offices and calendar. You can read essays on Zionism, browse the catalog of publications, and check the relevant set of links to Zionist sources.
Find out about the history and calendar of events in music, dance, film, art and drama supported by this foundation dedicated to promoting Israeli arts and artists. Details on the foundations scholarship and membership benefits are also outlined.
This searchable Dutch language home page for the Orthodox Ashkenazi Jewish community of Amsterdam includes information about the community, its activities and news along with a list of synagogues, services, and kosher restaurants. There are links to other Dutch Jewish sites as well.
Created by the Pittsburgh Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, this site provides access to more than 500 oral histories of Jewish life in this part of Pennsylvania. You can browse or search by name, geographic index or subject.
This searchable site has information about the organization, background briefings and focus articles on a variety of hate groups and their leaders, the work of the legislative center and material about terrorism. Of particular note is its hate symbols database.
“This site will provide resources for people interested in reading the Zohar, the text at the heart of the Jewish mystical tradition, in its original language, or who are interested in the Aramaic language more generally. It is part of a larger project by Judy Barrett and Justin Jaron Lewis, who are working on a beginner’s textbook and a practical dictionary of the Aramaic of the Zohar.”
From the University of Sydney comes this collection whose website includes lists of catalogs and resources, the group's bulletin and publications, bibliographies, a photo exhibit, short histories, and links to relevant sites.
Full text archives of a large number of Hebrew language journals, browsable by issue date. Titles include AASIA—Halacha and Medicine, Encyclopedia of Medical Halacha, Computers in Education, Binot, Beit Havaad, Beit Mikra, BeSedeh Chemed, Divrei Hayamim, Deot, Hagigei Givah, Hamaayan, Hatekufah, Talelei Orot, Mavo, Megadim, Machanayim, Mechanech, Mechkarei Yehuda VeShomron, Michlol, Maaliyot, Maamakim, Niv Hamidrashiyah, Sinai, Al Atar, Pardes Chabad, Parashat Hashavua, Shana Beshana, Tikshov Vechinuch, Techelet, ASSIA, Journal of Halacha and Contemporary Society and Ten Daat.
The database contains a comprehensive collection of documents from concentration camps, including prisoner cards and death notices. The more than 13 million documents featuring information on over 2.2 million people persecuted by the Nazi Regime
This site provides access to the the work of contemporary Israeli artists working in the media of photography, painting, sculpture, and jewelry. The site also provides information about museums and galleries in Israel.
This electronic journal “is a celebration of the diversity of the Jewish experience in Asia as well as of Asian Jewry.” The site provides access to the full text of the articles of all of issues beginning in 2009. There is also a set of links to congregations in Asia arranged by country.
Supervising more than 30 regional yeshivot in the greater Chicago area, this group offers continuing education courses for teachers, programs for special needs children, summer programs for students, and a kollel, all of which are described here.
This organization is devoted to the preservation of the heritage of the Jews of Egypt. The website in English, French and Portuguese provides information about the community registers, synagogues, cemeteries, documents and artifacts of the Egyptian Jewish community as well as a set of relevant links.
“The Association for Jewish Studies is a learned society and professional organization whose mission is to advance research and teaching in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, and to foster greater understanding of Jewish Studies scholarship among the wider public. “
Association of America-Israel Chambers of Commerce
The Association of America-Israel Chambers of Commerce (AAICC) unites sixteen economic development organizations whose mission is to promote and facilitate bilateral trade and investment between the U.S. and Israel." Its home page lists member organizations, provides a calendar of events, contact information, and benefits of membership. Of particular note is the section on Israeli Trade Information that provides links to relevant sites in the areas of contacts and trade assistance, publications, research, technology, and universities. This is an excellent starting point for information about doing business in Israel.
Information about membership in this organization devoted to the maintenance of Jewish museums in Europe and Israel. You can access their newsletter and members can join a forum. Of particular note is the database of member museums in 20 countries.