Recommended Websites

General Links of Interest
Below is a list of links that we recommend.

General Jewish Links

Jewish Virtual Library Excellent resource for all things Jewish and Israel.
Frequently Asked Questions Answering frequently asked questions about Judaism.
Jewish Links Links to everything Jewish.
Maven Jewish Web Directory and Search Engine.
Online Encyclopedia of Judaism Everything you need to know about Judaism.
Saul Brodsky Jewish Community Library

Houses more than 23,000 volumes of fiction and non-fiction, St. Louis Jewish Community Archives, periodicals, CDs and large print novels; features foreign films and documentaries, computers with internet access, Wi-Fi; hosts author lectures, book discussions, film screenings, children’s storytelling programs and Rhythm and Ruach children sessions.

New satellite locations within the Maryville University and CBC High School libraries.

Shamash The Jewish Network of excellent Jewish web resources.


About Judaism About Judaism offers a well-researched and annotated list of recommended websites on a variety of Jewish topics.
Akhlah Children’s learning network with special interest for teachers.
Being Jewish The whys of Judaism. Every question about Judaism already has an answer. Judaism welcomes questions, and here’s the place to ask them.
Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life Jewish source material and programs related to the environment.
Jewish Education Project This site features trip ideas, literature, lessons, spotlights American Jewish communities and an opportunity to share lessons and ideas with other educators.
The Jewish Magazine Magazine of various Jewish interests.
Jewish Agency for Israel The Jewish Agency for Israel site contains many resources and references about Israel and the Jewish world.
Jewish Books Reference site for Jewish books.
Jewish New Year Chabad website with comprehensive information about Jewish festivals.
Judaism 101 Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs. Aim to get kosher food to people all over the world who simply have no access to these products.
Melton Coalition for Creative Interaction This site is dedicated to learning Judaism through the arts and includes lesson plans, interactive units, artists in residence and art exhibitions, sources and connections.
Torah Tots Lots of cartoons, on a great Jewish site for young children.

Jewish History

JewishGen The home of Jewish Geneology.
Jewish History The History of the Jewish People, by Eli Birnbaum, is published online by the Jewish Agency for Israel. It begins in 69 CE and runs through the 1040’s and establishment of the State of Israel.
Jewishnet Global Information Jewish Network.
Jewish Culture and History Assorted museums and documents.
American Jewish Historical Society Foster awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish past and to serve as a national scholarly resource.
Center for Jewish History New York based center for Jewish history.


United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Official Site of the Washington Museum.
The Nizkor Project This site provides an extensive amount of information and links on Holocaust research guides, special features, people A to Z, the Holocaust camps, the Nuremberg Trials, Holocaust denial and more.
The Simon Wiesenthal Center This international Jewish human rights organization preserves the memory of the Holocaust and tackles important current issues such as racism and anti-Semitism.
Cybrary of the Holocaust Check the Cybrary out for art, discussions, forums, research, photos, poems, and facts relating to the Holocaust.
St. Louis Holocaust Museum & Learning Center (HMLC) Through its collections, exhibits and programs the HMLC strives to educate all people about the history and consequences of the Holocaust in hope of preventing such events from happening again.
Yad Vashem This resource center provides Holocaust education and lesson plans.

News and Information

Haaretz A popular newspaper for the Israeli public that translates many of its articles into English.
The Jerusalem Post Is Israel’s daily newspaper for English speakers.
The Jerusalem Report The Jewish world’s leading news magazine.
The Jewish Week New York’s Jewish Weekly.
Israel Line News from the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Daily News Alerts available.
The Jewish Times Baltimore’s Jewish Newspaper.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency Global News Service of the Jewish people.
Arutz7 Israel’s only independent national radio station providing politically conservative programming with a traditional Jewish-Zionist orientation.

Educational Organizations

Aish HaTorah Site with many explanations about Jewish life and ritual.
American Technion Society The leading American organization promoting education in science and technology as well as scientific innovation and entrepreneurship in Israel through support of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.
AMIT AMIT stands for “Americans for Israel and Torah.” Founded in 1925, AMIT has a proud history of service to Israel and the Jewish people. AMIT in Hebrew is an acronym for “Irgun Mitnadvot l’ma’an Yisrael v’Torata” (Organization of Volunteers for Israel and her Torah). AMIT is a Religious Zionist Education Network.
ARE Publishing Great Jewish publications.
Areyvut Areyvut’s mission is to strengthen each school’s commitment to chesedtzedakah and tikkun olam, thereby enriching the experience of every Jewish student’s education.
Atid Academy for initiatives and directions in Jewish education.
Babaganewz A magazine aimed at elementary school kids with a focus on news of Jewish interest, religious holidays and cultural events, etc.
Bible-Quiz The free online Bible-Quiz contains more than 3,000
multiple choice questions about the five books of Moses.
Choose a chapter and timer setting, then the fun begins. The quiz randomly selects questions from its database, thus no two quizzes are alike. There is also a database browser for reviewing and printing the questions with the correct answers. Adults, as well as children, will find the quiz entertaining and very educational.
Board of Education of Greater New York Offers a wide range of educational enrichment opportunities.
Davka Corporation Jewish computer software company.
Jewish Education and Entertainment Jewish education and entertainment web site includes My Hebrew Dictionary, My Hebrew Picture Dictionary, Hebrew Sign Maker, Israel Geography Game, Jewish Wisdom Database and more.
Hebrew College Offers academic courses and degrees for Jewish educators.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem The official site of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Hillel The International website of Hillel, the Foundation for Jewish campus life.
Jewish Holiday Website Links Jacob Richman has created a myriad of links to educational materials about the Jewish holidays.
Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) JESNA works to promote excellence in Jewish education by focusing on six key areas: day school quality and affordability; congregational and communal education; Jewish youth; recruiting and developing Jewish educators; using media and technology; and utilizing research and evaluation.
Jewish Interactive Studies (JIS) Jewish Interactive Studies seeks to provide accessible Jewish education to Jewish adults of all educational and religious backgrounds. JIS will use the Internet for offering structured online courses that are based on study of classical Jewish texts.
Jewish Parents As Teachers (J-PAT) J-PAT is a parent education and family support program serving Jewish families with children from birth to age three. It is based on the national Parents as Teachers (PAT) research-based model, which was created to assist parents with support and information about their developing child and to foster nurturing, loving relationships between parents and their children.
Jewish Theological Seminary The official site of the Jewish Theological Seminary of the Conservative Movement.
Judaic Arts Kits Offers a broad spectrum of hands-on artistic activities, workshops, etc. for schools and organizations.
Kinnor Software Trope trainer for teachers and students.
Lookstein The Lookstein Virtual Resource Center aims to meet the needs of Jewish educators by making available curricular materials and by facilitating interaction between Jewish educators.
Maryville University Maryville University
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
(314) 529-9437 – Judaism 101 Judaism101 is a new tool offering high school students assistance with questions on Judaism, Parsha, Talmud or personal issues, as well as social activities and updates. The venue is non-confrontational, so students will feel comfortable asking anything on their minds.
My Jewish The personal gateway to Jewish exploration.
National Jewish Coalition for Literacy The National Jewish Coalition for Literacy’s mission is to bring the skills and the concerns of America’s Jews to bear on the scandal of illiteracy by effecting a dramatic increase in the organized Jewish community’s involvement in the fight against illiteracy and in the number of Jews involved in that fight.
National Yiddish Book Center The National Yiddish Book Center is a vibrant, non-profit organization working to rescue Yiddish and other modern Jewish books and celebrate the culture they contain.
Nishmah Nishmah is a non-profit organization to serve the girls and women of the St. Louis Jewish community by providing enriching and empowering programming and opportunities for girls and women.
Orthodox Union Orthodox Union of Judaism official website.
Partners in Torah Jewishly motivated adults are paired up with their own personal telephone “mentor,” to study any topic in Judaism of mutual interest.
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association The Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), established in 1974, is the professional association of Reconstructionist Rabbis.
Reform Judaism A website with general information about Reform Judaism and the Reform movement in North America.
Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies, Inc. is a non-profit organization that is engaged in a significant educational revolution in Israel and Europe.
Maimonides School Teaching fellowships and materials.
Thirteen/WNET A website to help teachers create media-rich Teaching Heritage lessons quickly and effectively using an interactive atlas and timeline, multimedia presentations and an encyclopedia of Jewish History.
Union of Reform Judaism The Union of Refom Judaism, the central body of the Reform Movement in North America.
University of Judaism The official website of the American Jewish Univeristy.
Wexner Heritage Foundation The purpose of the Wexner Heritage Foundation is to educate Jewish communal leaders in the history, thought, traditions and contemporary challenges of the Jewish people.
World Union of Jewish Students The official website of the World Union of Jewish Students, based in Israel.
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research YIVO safeguards the history of East European Jewry in its archives and library.