North American Jewish Culture
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Browsing Communities and Organizations by Title

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  • Union for Reform Judaism (2017)
    The homepage of the Union of Reform Judaism which provides support and connections to Reform Congregations in North America, it describes itself as leading the "largest Jewish movement in North America." Click on the link ...
  • United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) (2017)
    The homepage of The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which describes itself as the "network that ensures there are thriving centers of Jewish practice across North America, Israel, and beyond that celebrate both ...
  • Chandler, Adam (The Atlantic, 2014-12-23)
    This article discusses the tradition of American Jews eating Chinese food on Christmas. So embedded is this tradition in American Jewish custom that the article quotes Elena Kagan during her confirmation hearings for the ...
  • Blaff, Ari (Tablet, 2019-05-06)
    This article discusses the 2018 Survey of Jews in Canada (in this collection), and notes that this survey was ignored in the United States. The author notes that, while American Jews have tended to view themselves as the ...
  • Blakemore, Erin (National Geographic, 2020-09-25)
    In this article Erin Blakemore considers the history, meaning and observance of Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Marking the end of the High Holy Days, Yom Kippur is not only marked by various self-deprivations, ...
  • The Worker's Circle (The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring,The Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, 2017)
    Founded as a national organization in 1900,originally as the Workmen's Circle (Der Arbeiter Ring in Yiddish), its mission was to support the needs of the flood of Jewish Immigrants from Eastern Europe. The Workmen's Circle ...
  • Margoliick, David (The New York Times, 1985-11-10)
    A New York Times article about the Workmen's Circle, written to commemorate the 85th year of its founding. Contains a description of its historical roots and the ways in which it has both changed and kept faith its founding ...
  • Howe, Irving; Lbio, Kenneth; Dickstein, Morris (New York University Press, 2005)
    The World of Our Fathers, which was a 1977 National Book Award Winner, describes the experience of Eastern European Jews who immigrated to New York. Click on the first link above to see the entry for the 30th anniversary ...
  • Yiddish Book Center (2017)
    A nonprofit organization located in Amherst, MA, dedicated to rescuing, preserving, disseminating and translating Yiddish literature, as well as offering educational programs aimed at enhancing understanding of Jewish life ...
  • The Forward Association (The Forward Association, 2018)
    The Web site of the Yiddish language version of The Forward, a Jewish American newspaper since 1897. Click on the link above to access.
  • Mark, Jonathan (The New York Jewish Week, 2018-05-30)
    An article about the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center in the Bronx, NY. The Center used to be a Sholem Aleichem Sjule, an after-hours school that taught the Yiddish language and culture, and progressive values. It is currently ...
  • yiddishkayt (yiddishkayt.org, 2020)
    "We believe that yiddishkayt — the culture, language, art, and worldviews of Eastern European Jews, as they lived in Europe and in the places they settled — has a crucial role to play in our world today. Yiddish ...
  • Yiddishkayt (Yiddishkayt, 2017)
    Web Site that views Yiddishkayt as the culture--language, art, music, political view--of the Jews who lived in Eastern Europe and settled in various places around the world. It explores their work, contributions and ...
  • YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (2017)
    YIVO is dedicated to fostering knowledge of Jewish life and culture, focusing particularly on the story of Eastern European Jews.It holds the largest archive in North America of primary resources on the Holocaust. YIVO ...
  • YIVO Institute for Jewish Research (2013)
    Collection of free downloadable works of Yiddish theater, written between the years 1850-1950.Click on the link above to access the collection.
  • Bryn, Robert; Lenton, Rhona (The Conversation, 2019-03-19)
    The authors discuss the characteristics of the Jewish community in Canada. They note that a shit has been taking place in the way Canadian Jews identify with their Judaism. Canadian Jews, they argue, have been moving "from ...

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