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JEWISH AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

All but my life Essential Judaism : a complete guide to beliefs, customs and rituals Exodus Maus : a survivor's tale Jews and baseball [videorecording] : an American love story  Modern Jewish cooking : recipes & customs for today's kitchen

 

DATABASES & ONLINE LEARNING

  • AtoZ World Food
    A comprehensive food database that contains traditional recipes, including recipes from Isreal.

  • AtoZ World Travel
    A comprehensive resource with information about cities, insider's guides, travel excursions, shopping and more.

  • Biography in Context
    Biographical essays on the world's most influential people, including Jewish Americans.

  • Books & Authors
    Find books to read about Jewish Americans.

  • Novelist Plus  
    Recommendations for Jewish American books, audiobooks, and more.

  • Universal Class - Judaism 101: An Introduction  
    In this online course, students will experience the beginnings of Judaism and become familiar with some of the basic beliefs and tenants of one of the largest religions in the world.

 

      ACCESS DATABASES FROM HOME In Library Use Only

 

 

WEBSITES

Centropa
Centropa is a Jewish historical institute that preserves 20th century Jewish family stories and photos from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The searchable database accesses their photos and oral histories.

Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life
A history of Alexandria's Jewish community.

Jewish Careers
Searches jobs within the Jewish community.

Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
A wealth of resources for the Jewish Community in the DMV.

JewishGen
JewishGen serves as the global home for Jewish genealogy. The site offers courses in Jewish genealogical methods and several international databases for research.

Jewish Genealogical Society
Four unique databases for aiding in Jewish genealogical research including Jewish Soldiers and Partisans, Brooklyn Naturalizations, Landsmanshaftn, and Indexes to Jewish Organizations.

Jewish Heritage Month
The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of Jewish Americans who have helped form the fabric of American history, culture and society.

My Jewish Learning
Thousands of articles, videos and other resources navigate all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life — from food to history to beliefs and practices.

RAMBI: Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
RAMBI allows the searching of thousands of Jewish studies articles within the National Library of Isreal.

The Jewish Encyclopedia
This searchable database contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The United States' official memorial to the Holocaust. Adjacent to the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the USHMM provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history.

 

 

KIDS AND YA BOOKS

 

Something from nothing : adapted from a Jewish folktale  Lola Levine : is not mean!
 
Run, boy, run : a novel What the night sings : a novel
 
Anne Frank's diary : the graphic adaptation Stones on a grave