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Item2018 Survey of Jews in Canada: Final Report(Environics Institute for Survey Research, 2019) Brym, Robert; Neuman, Keith; Lenton, RhondaA survey of Canadian Jews that examines the Canadian Jewish experience. Modeled on the 2013 Pew Survey of American Jews (see the Pew survey in this collection), the Environics Institute for Survey Research looks at "what it means to be Jewish in Canada today—specifically, patterns of Jewish practice, upbringing, and intermarriage; perceptions of anti-Semitism; attitudes toward Israel; and personal and organizational connections that, taken together, constitute the community." Click on the icon to read the survey. ItemA Jewish Farmers Movement: Revolutionary or Ridiculous?(The Forward, 2016-02-16) Friedman, DanAn article about a Jewish farmers conference in San Diego--their “second annual convening.” A niche within the niche of the sustainable farming movement, the group sees itself as instantiating the traditional values of Judaism. As a member, Aaron Gross said, in describing the connection between farming and Judaism, “the Judaism of the Bible and the ancient rabbis is quintessentially agrarian — a religion of herding and harvesting, of seed and soil.” Attendees, who came from different locations in the United States, Canada and Israel shared a "commitment to three intersecting areas: Jewish values, social justice and environmental sustainability" and the goal of creating a"world in which each generation gives the next an earth renewed by a care that is guided by ancient Jewish values." Click on the link to read the article. ItemAcademic Angles(Museum at Eldridge Street, 2009-01-08) Chiat, Marilyn; Gruber, Samuel; Gurock, Jeffrey; Michels, Tony; Moore, Deborah Dash; Prell, Riv-Ellen; Shandler, Jeffrey; Soyer, DanielArticles about the Lower East Side of New York City from leading Jewish history and preservation scholars, who participated in the Museum at Eldridge Street’s “Academic Angles” lecture series and walking tours. Click on the icon below to access the booklet. ItemAIPAC--America's Pro-Israel Lobby(AIPAC, 2017) AIPACThe official Web Site of AIPAC (The American Israel Public Affairs Committee). The date provided is merely the year in which the Web site was first listed here. The site changes constantly, as do many other sites of organizations. Click on the link above to access the site. ItemAmerican Jewish Archives(Hebrew Union College Jewish Institue of Religion, 2018) American Jewish ArchivesThe purpose of the American Jewish Archives is to "collect, preserve, and make available for research, materials on the history of Jews and Jewish communities in the Western Hemisphere, including data of a political, economic, social, cultural, and religious nature." Established in 1947, it is located at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, OH. The goal of its educational outreach is to "preserve the continuity of Jewish life and learning for future generations and aspires to serve scholars, educators, students, and researchers of all backgrounds and beliefs." Click on the link to visit the homepage of the American Jewish Archives. ItemAmerican Jewish Congress(2022) American Jewish CongressFounded in 1918 by Albert Einstein, former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and U.S. Supreme Court Justices Louis Brandeis and Felix Frankfurter, the purpose of the American Jewish Congress is to "defend Jewish interests at home and abroad through public policy, advocacy, legislation, and the courts." The Congress takes positions and advocates on behalf of national and international issues, primarily relating to Jewish interests. They also maintain a guide to political leaders and their positions with respect to Jews and Israel. Click on the link above to visit the homepage of the American Jewish Congress. ItemAmerican Jewish Historical Society(American Jewish Historical Society, 1892) American Jewish Historical Society"Established in 1892, the mission of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) is to foster awareness and appreciation of American Jewish heritage and to serve as a national scholarly resource for research through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history. At our home on West 16th street in downtown Manhattan, as we"ll as in our Boston branch on Newbury street, AJHS illuminates American Jewish history through our many archival treasures, scholarship, exhibitions, and public programs." Click on the link above to access the Web Site. ItemAmerican Jewish Population Estimates:2012(Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studiesand Steinhart Social Research Institute, Brandeis University, 2013-09) Tighe, Elizabeth; Saxe, Leonard; Magidin de Kramer, Raquel; Parmer, Daniel"Socio-demographic studies of the U.S. Jewish population have, over the last several decades, painted a mostly negative portrait, indicating declining size and levels of affiliation. These studies, however, are inherently complex and methodologically problematic, albeit critical for our ability to understand American Jewry. To develop reliable estimates of the size and characteristics of the Jewish population, the Steinhardt Social Research Institute (SSRI) has used data synthesis techniques to yield estimates of the proportion of U.S. adults who claim Judaism as their religion, along with the number of secular/cultural Jews (i.e., Jews who identify other than by religion), and the number of Jewish children. Accumulated evidence indicates that the U.S. Jewish population is substantially larger than previously estimated." Click on the icon below to access the pdf of this interesting report. ItemAmerican Jews and Israeli Jews Are Headed for a Messy Breakup(New York Times, 2019-01-04) Weisman, Jonathan ItemAmerican Sephardi Federation(American Sephardi Federation, 2021-08-22) American Sephardi FederationThe American Sephardi Federation is "a national Jewish organization dedicated to ensuring that the history, legacies, and traditions of the great Sephardi communities throughout the world be recorded, remembered, and celebrated as an integral part of the Jewish heritage. The Sephardim were the first Jews to settle in the Western Hemisphere, and the ASF/SH seeks to educate the broader American Jewish and non-Jewish communities about the unique history and values it perpetuates, while revitalizing a sense of affiliation and commitment among the younger Sephardi generations." Click on the link above to access the Web site. ItemAnti-Defamation League: Fighting Anti-Semitism and Hate(Anti-Defamation League, 2017) Anti-Defamation League, (ADL)This is the official Web Site of the Anti-Defamation League. It is revised on a regular basis. The given for this entry is the date in which it was entered here. Click on the link above to access the site. ItemAntisemitic Hate Rising in Canada(The Jewish Express, 2022-08-12) Levi Julian, HanaThis article discusses the finding of a report from Statistics Canada on the rise of hate crimes in Canada, which have risen by 72% between 2019 and 2021. Specifically, according to the report, Canada's Jewish population was the largest minority group targeted for hate crimes in 2021. The article states that, although Jews make up 1% of the Canadian population, they were the target of 14% of hate crimes, a 47% increase from 2020. Click on the link above to read the article. To see the relevant table from the Statistics Canada report, click on the link below. Itemare american jews vanishing again?(contexts, 2003) Goldscheider, Calvin"High rates of intermarriage have become an obsession with Jewish community leaders. They fear the disappearance of Jews in America. But demography is not destiny. The case of the Jews shows one way ethnic communities can control their fates." Click on the icon below to access the pdf. ItemBainbridge Avenue: A Micro-neighborhood of Yiddish Culture in the Bronx(Yiddish Book Center; You Tube, 2016-02-29) Schaechter-Gottesman, Beyle; Whitney, ChristaA brief excerpt of an interview with Yiddish poet and songwriter, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, in which she reminisces about her childhood experience attending the Sholem Aleichem Folk Shul in the Bronx, New York.. This excerpt is in Yiddish with English subtitles. It is part of the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project. The complete interview with Schaehter-Gottlesman, in Yiddish without subtitles, can be found at https://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/collections/oral-histories/interviews/woh-fi-0000333/beyle-schaechter-gottesman-2012. Click on the link to watch the interview excerpt. ItemBecause We Are Jewish(The Baltimore Jewish Times, 2013-08-01) Hetfield, MarkIn July 2013, the Baltimore Jewish Times wrote an editorial advocating for the closure of HIAS, since it was no longer needed for its founding mission of assisting Jewish refugees. Mark Hetfield, the President and CEO of HIAS, responded by stating that the Jewish commitment to human rights and to refugees (strangers) is universal, and that therefore HIAS is no less necessary now than it was at its founding in 1881, He ends the article by saying "Today, HIAS does not help refugees because they are Jewish. HIAS helps refugees because we are Jewish." Click on the link above to read Hetfield's response. ItemCanada Virtual Jewish History Tour(Jewish Virtual Library, 2018) Jewish Virtual LibraryTraces the history of Jews in Canada, from the first Jewish settlers in the late 18th century the contemporary Canadian Jewish community. Click on the link to read the article. ItemCanada: From Outlaw to Supreme Court Justice, 1738-2005(Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-02-27) Brown, MichaelIn this article, Michael Brown discusses the history of Jewish women in Canada. The story begins in 1738 (before the British conquest), when a Jewish woman, disguised as a male sailor, arrived in Quebec City. At that time, Jews, like other non-Catholics, were legally prohibited from settling in Canada. The article is an interesting and nuanced discussion encompassing how the Canadian Jewish community in general evolved in Canadian society, although it focuses mainly on Canadian Jewish women. The author notes that, for a variety of reasons, Jewish women were largely hidden from history, until the 20th century. He describes a flowering of Jewish women's participation in all levels of Canadian society as prejudice decreased and Canadian society became more open and permissive. The article concludes on an optimistic but cautious note for the future of Canadian Jewish women. Observing that, while the first Jewish woman who arrived in Canada did so with both her womanhood and her Jewishness concealed, Jewish women now assume prominent roles in all aspects of Canadian society, including that of Supreme Court Justice. At the same time, he refers to the age and gender discrimination suffered by author, Adele Wiseman in Canadian literary and academic circles, notwithstanding her notable achievements Click on the link to read the article. To see the entry on Adele Wiseman in the Miriam Catalog click on the link below. ItemCanadian Council for Reform Judaism(2015) Canadian Council for Reform JudaismThe homepage of the Canadian Council of Reform Judaism, which represents reform congregations across Canada, from Montreal to Vancouver. Click on the link above to access the web site. See also the entry for The Union of Reform Judaism, with which it is affiliated. Click on the third link above to access this entry. ItemCanadian Jewish Archive | Archives juives canadiennes(2011) Canadian Jewish ArchivesThe Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives is a program of the Jewish Federations of Canada-UIA. Located in Montreal, the archive "collects and preserves documentation on all aspects of the Jewish presence in Quebec and Canada." Their collections cover a variety of ares, including "immigration, integration into Canadian society, community organization, Zionism, human rights issues and discrimination, oppressed Jewry in other countries, education, literature, and genealogy." The Archive's catalog can be searched at the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network (www.cjhn.ca),which maintains databases of of several Jewish organizations. Click on the link to visit the homepage. ItemThe Canadian Jewish Heritage Network(2020) The Canadian Jewish Heritage NetworkThe Canadian Jewish Heritage Network serves as a portal of databases that relate to Canadian Jewish heritage. A user can search these databases separately. The Network also has its own digital collections, which can be searched. Click on the link above to visit the Canadian Jewish Heritage.