Selected Links

Judaism Bibliography and Selected Links (2013)

(Judaism, On Common Ground)


Ariel, David S. What Do Jews Believe: The Spiritual Foundations of Judaism (New York: Schocken Books), 1996.

Baum, Charlotte, Paula Hyman, and Sonya Michel. The Jewish Woman in America (New York: Dial Press), 1976.  

Broches, Samuel. Jews in New England, 2 vols. (New York: Bloch), 1942.

Cowan, Paul and Rachel. Mixed Blessings (New York: Penguin Books), 1987.

Dinnerstein, Leonard. Anti-Semitism in America (Oxford: Oxford University Press), 1994.

Donin, Hayim Halevy. To Be a Jew: A Guide to Jewish Observance in Contemporary Life (New York: Harper Collins), 1972.

Fein, Leonard. Where Are We? The Inner Life of America's Jews (New York: Harper and Row), 1988.      

Feingold, Henry. Zion in America: The Jewish Experience from Colonial Times to the Present (New York: Hippocrene), 1974.

Glatzer, Nahum N., ed. The Passover Haggadah (New York: Schocken Books), 1953.

Glazer, Nathan. American Judaism, Second Edition, Revised with a New Introduction (Chicago: University of Chicago Press), 1988 (1972).

Greenberg, Blu. How to Run a Traditional Jewish Household (New York: Simon and Schuster), 1983.

Greenberg, Irving. The Jewish Way: Living the Holidays (New York: Summit Books), 1988.

Gurock, Jeffrey. American Jewish History: A Bibliographical Guide. Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1983.

Gutstein, Morris A. The Story of the Jews of Newport: Two and Half Centuries of Judaism, 1658-1908 (New York: Bloch), 1936.

Haberman, Joshua O. "The New Exodus Out of Judaism," Moment, August 1992.

Hentoff, Nat. Boston Boy (New York: Knopf), 1986.

Hertzberg, Arthur. The Jews in America, Four Centuries of an Uneasy Encounter: A History New York: Columbia University Press), 1998 (1989, Simon and Schuster).

Heschel, Abraham Joshua. The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux), 1951.

Jacobs, Louis. The Book of Jewish Belief (West Orange, NJ: Behrman House Inc.), 1984.

Jacobs, Louis. The Book of Jewish Practice (West Orange, NJ: Behrman House, Inc.), 1987.

Kamenetz, Rodger. The Jew in the Lotus: A Poet's Rediscovery of Jewish Identity in Buddhist India (San Francisco: HarperOne), 2007 (1995, HarperSanFrancisco).

Klayman, Richard. The First Jew: Prejudice and Politics in an American Community, 1900-1932 (Malden, MA: Old Suffolk Square Press), 1985.

Kosmin, Barry A. "The Permeable Boundaries of Being Jewish in America," Moment, August 1992.

Lerner, Michael. Jewish Renewal: A Path to Healing and Transformation (New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons), 1994.

Marcus, Jacob Rader. Early American Jewry, 2 vols. (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America), 1951.

Millgram, Abraham. Jewish Worship (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America), 1971.

Novak, David. Jewish-Christian Dialogue: A Jewish Justification (New York: Oxford University Press), 1989.

Oren, Dan A. Joining the Club: A History of Jews and Yale (New Haven: Yale University Press), 1985.

"Outreach that Works—A New Jersey Case Study," Moment, August 1992.

Plaskow, Judith. Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective (San Francisco: HarperSan Francisco), 1991.

Rosovsky, Nitza. The Jewish Experience at Harvard and Radcliffe (Cambridge, Harvard University Press), 1986.

Sarna, Jonathan D. (ed.). Jews in New Haven (Jewish Historical Society of New Haven), 1979.

Sarna, Jonathan D. (ed.). The Jews of Boston (New Haven: Yale University Press), 2005.

Silberman, Charles E. A Certain People: American Jews and Their Lives Today (New York: Summit), 1985.

Weinberg, Sydney Stahl. The World of Our Mothers: The Lives of Jewish Immigrant Women (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press), 1988.

Werblowsky, R.J. Zwi and Geoffrey Wigoder (eds.). The Encyclopedia of the Jewish Religion (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston), 1966.


Selected Links

Resources from

Directory of Religious Centers

Profiles of Religious Centers

Religious Diversity Newsfeed: Judaism

International News


World Religions in Greater Boston

Elat Chayyim and the Jewish Renewal Movement

Jewish Interfaith Endeavors: Abrahamic Dialogue

Jewish Interfaith Endeavors: Academic Programs

Jewish Interfaith Endeavors: Dabru Emet

The Jewish Religious Landscape: Eruvim


Additional Resources

Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal
Focuses on sacred Jewish partnership with the Divine in the inseparable tasks of healing the world and healing ourselves.  

American Jewish Committee (AJC)
Works for the security and continuity of the Jewish people and promotes the basic principles of religious pluralism as the best defense against bigotry.  

American Jewish World Service
An international development organization motivated by Judaism’s imperative to pursue justice.

Anti-Defamation League
Fights for civil rights and opposes anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry and discrimination.

A website of the Chabad-Lubavitch organization, intended to "unite Jews worldwide, empower them with knowledge of their 3,300 year-old tradition, and foster within them a deeper connection to Judaism's rituals and faith."

Challenge and Change
A web resource on American Jewish history maintained by the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University. Primary audience is middle school educators.

A monthly magazine of the American Jewish Committee.

Elat Chayyim
A Jewish spiritual retreat center providing space for deepening spirituality, including yoga, meditation, healing, and the arts.

A global Jewish student network and organization offering opportunities to explore and celebrate Jewish identity on campus.

Jewish Advocate
A Boston-based Jewish newspaper with wide distribution.

Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
Provides resources for and information about the Reconstructionist movement.

Jewish Theological Seminary
The premier institution of the Conservative movement of American Judaism combines inherited methods of Jewish study with modern techniques.

Judaism and Jewish Resources
A wealth of links.

Jewish Women’s Archive
The mission of the Jewish Women's Archive (JWA) is to uncover, chronicle, and transmit the rich history of American Jewish women.

Jewish Women International
Jewish organization committed to ending the cycle of family violence and to promoting safe homes, healthy relationships and strong women.

An independent Jewish women's quarterly exploring the relationships between Jewish identity and feminism.

Lubavitch World Headquarters
Focuses on bringing non-religious or assimilated Jews back to the path of a deeper Jewish commitment.

Moment: The Magazine of Jewish Culture and Opinion
An independent bi-monthly journal co-founded by Elie Wiesel and Leonard Fein.

National Yiddish Book Center
Rescues, restores, and shares Yiddish books to foster contemporary Jewish creativity.

New Israel Fund
Founded in 1979 to promote equality, fairness and justice for all of Israel's citizens and to strengthen democracy in Israel.

Rabbinical Council of America
A dynamic professional organization serving over 1100 Orthodox Rabbis in the U.S., Canada, Israel and throughout the world.

Tikkun: A Jewish Critique of Politics, Culture, and Society
A bi-monthly magazine providing space for progressive Jewish voices to address critical issues.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
The nation's "living memorial" to the millions of Jews and others murdered by the Nazi regime.

Union for Reform Judaism
A lay body linking Jewish Reform congregations across the U.S.

United Jewish Communities (UJC)
An organization that unites Jewish federations and communities involved in Jewish philanthropic work.