Judaism Selected Links

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Aleph: Alliance for Jewish RenewalJewish Renewal refers to a wide variety of contemporary Jewish movements that emphasize Jewish mystical spirituality, Jewish visionary reform, Jewish social conscience, and Jewish participation in tikkun olam, the “repair of the world.”
Focuses on sacred Jewish partnership with the Divine in the inseparable tasks of healing the world and healing ourselves.
www.aleph.org  

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.
www.ajc.org  

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

Anti-Defamation LeagueThe Anti-Defamation League is a Jewish organization founded in 1913 to fight anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry. Its mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, to secure justice and fa...
Fights for civil rights and opposes anti-SemitismAnti-Semitism means literally “opposed to Semites” although it has always referred specifically to Jews. Modern anti-Semitism arose in Europe toward the end of the 19th century, coalescing social, racial, and religious theories that denigrated the Jew... and all forms of bigotry and discrimination.
www.adl.org

ChabadLubavitchers are members of a branch of Hasidism, a Jewish pietistic movement. They take their name from a Russian town called Lubavitch and follow a line of spiritual masters or rebbes, the last of whom was Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), w...
A website of the Chabad-LubavitchLubavitchers are members of a branch of Hasidism, a Jewish pietistic movement. They take their name from a Russian town called Lubavitch and follow a line of spiritual masters or rebbes, the last of whom was Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994), w... 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.”
www.chabad.org

Challenge and Change
A web resource on American Jewish history maintained by the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at TempleA temple is a house of worship, a sacred space housing the deity or central symbol of the tradition. The Temple in Jerusalem was the holy place of the Jewish people until its destruction by the Romans in 70 CE; now the term “temple” is used by th. Ref... University. Primary audience is middle school educators.
www.temple.edu/challengeandchange

Commentary
A monthly magazine of the American Jewish Committee.
www.commentarymagazine.com

Elat Chayyim
A Jewish spiritual retreat center providing space for deepening spirituality, including yogaYoga is a Sanskrit word, deriving from a verb meaning “to yoke” or “to join.” Body and consciousness are joined together in the discipline of yoga. Yoga practice involves ethical restraints, the mastery of bodily postures (called asanas), the cont..., meditationMeditation is the disciplined practice of quieting and focusing the mind or cultivating the heart’s attention. Different meditation practices commend focusing attention on a word, a prayer, a form, or the breath as a way of practice. Meditation is commo..., healing, and the arts.
http://elatchayyim.org

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

Jewish Advocate
A Boston-based Jewish newspaper with wide distribution.
www.thejewishadvocate.com

Jewish ReconstructionistThe Reconstructionist movement is a recent development in American Judaism, beginning with Mordecai M. Kaplan (1881 - 1982) who understood Judaism to be a civilization and culture, kept vibrant by constantly changing and adapting to new situations. The ce... Federation
Provides resources for and information about the Reconstructionist movement.
www.jrf.org

Jewish Theological Seminary
The premier institution of the Conservative movement of American JudaismJudaism is the worldview, the way of life, and the religious practice of the Jewish people, living in covenant with God and in response to Torah, the laws and ethics which guide the pattern of Jewish life. Jews today interpret their three thousand year ol... combines inherited methods of Jewish study with modern techniques.
www.jtsa.edu

Judaism and Jewish Resources
A wealth of links.
www.shamash.org

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.
www.jwa.org

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

Lilith
An independent Jewish women’s quarterly exploring the relationships between Jewish identity and feminism.
www.lilith.org

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

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

National YiddishYiddish is the language of Ashkenazic or Eastern European Jews, based primarily on German with words taken from Hebrew and many Slavic languages, and written in the Hebrew alphabet. Book Center
Rescues, restores, and shares Yiddish books to foster contemporary Jewish creativity.
www.yiddishbookcenter.org

New IsraelLiterally “Wrestler with God”, Israel is the name given to the Jewish patriarch Jacob and came to refer to the entire nation, bound in an eternal covenant to God. Historically, Jews have continued to regard themselves as the continuation of the ancien... Fund
Founded in 1979 to promote equality, fairness and justice for all of Israel’s citizens and to strengthen democracy in Israel.
www.nif.org

Rabbinical Council of America
A dynamic professional organization serving over 1100 OrthodoxIn general, orthodox means having a “correct opinion or outlook” and is a term used by people in many religions who claim authority for traditional views and forms of their religion. RabbisRabbi means “my master,” an authorized teacher or master of the Torah and the classical Jewish tradition. After the fall of the second Temple in 70 CE and the scattering of the Jewish people in exile, the role of the rabbi became very important in gat... in the U.S., Canada, Israel and throughout the world.
www.rabbis.org

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

U.S. HolocaustHolocaust (from Greek, entire burnt offering) refers in modern times to the Nazi German campaign to exterminate the Jewish people during the 1930s and 1940s with death camps and gas chambers. Six million Jews died in this Holocaust. In Hebrew, the Holocau... Memorial Museum
The nation’s “living memorial” to the millions of Jews and others murdered by the Nazi regime.
www.ushmm.org

Union for Reform JudaismReform Judaism is one of the major modern Jewish movements, originating in 19th century Europe and coming to flower in the United States. It emphasizes the legitimacy of change, the commanding importance of ethical monotheism, and the liberal Jewish commi...
A lay body linking Jewish Reform congregations across the U.S.
www.urj.org

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