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  • Sampson, EJ (Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries - The Social Welfare History Project, 2012)
    An article discussing the Educational Alliance, a settlement house established by German Jews in the Lower East Side of New York City. Includes references. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity (2017)
    A foundation established by Elie Wiesel and his wife, Marion shortly after he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. Founded in memory of the holocaust, the purpose of the foundation is to combat prejudice and intolerance. ...
  • Philologos (The Forward, 2010-05-10)
    This article discusses the Yiddish words (well-known to at least some speakers of American English), schlemiel, schlimaze and schmendrik. The writer discusses the meanings of these terms in Yiddish and how they are used ...
  • The Forward Association (The Forward Association, 2018)
    The English Web site of the Forward, an American Jewish newspaper since 1897. Click on the link above to access.
  • Hadassah (2018)
    Click on the link to see the homepage of Hadassah, a zionist women;s organization. It is committed to advocating for women's health and well-being, to Israel and to promoting Jewish values and heritage.
  • Hadassah (2020)
    Hadassah was founded over 100 years ago, predating when women were able to vote in the United States as well as the founding of Israel. Its primary commitment is to "women’s health and well-being, to Israel, and to Jewish ...
  • Woods, Robert A., Ed.; Kennedy, Albert J., Ed. (Press of Wm. F. Fell Co., 1911)
    Book detailing settlement houses in each state of the United States. See especially pages 191-197 for descriptions of the establishment and activities of settlement houses in the Lower East Side of New York City serving ...
  • HIAS (2018)
    HAIS was dounded in 1881 as the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, for the purpose of assisting Jews to escape persecution in Russia (later the Soviet Union) and Eastern Europe. As Jews fled mounting anti-semitism in Europe, ...
  • Hillel (2020)
    The homepage for the student organization, Hillel. Hillel has chapters in over 550 colleges and universities in North America and around the world. Its purpose is to foster Jewish community on college campuses and to ...
  • Levine, David (Hudson Valley, 2019-05-29)
    A brief history and anecdotes about an important part of North American Jewish life in the twentieth century. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Sarna, Jonathan D. (Brandeis University, 1995-04)
    An article in The North American Jewish Press, the 1994 Alexander Brin Forum, co-sponsored by The Benjamin S. Hornstein Program in Jewish Communal Service and the Maurice and Marilyn Cohen Center for Modern Jewish ...
  • Federation CJA; Robinson, Ira (Federation CJA, 2006-01-01)
    A brief history of the Montreal Jewish community. Click on the link above to access.
  • Zeder, Jeri (My Jewish Learning--Reprinted from the Forward, 2006-12-29)
    A brief history of Jewish American summer camps, originally published in the Forward in 2006. Click on the link above to access the article from My Jewish Learning.
  • Abella, Irving (The Globe and Mail, 2019-03-16)
    Irving Abella wrote this article on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Canadian Jewish Congress (CJC) in 1919. The mission of the CJC was to promote a more open, more inclusive Canada. Originally conceived as the ...
  • Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, 2019)
    "The Website provides information about the Institute, as well as an online store where you may order books of interest. The section Min haMuvhar includes selections from the writings of Rabbi Marc D. Angel, Founder and ...
  • Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org, 2020)
    "The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals offers a vision of Orthodox Judaism that is intellectually sound, spiritually compelling, and emotionally satisfying. Based on an unwavering commitment to the Torah tradition and ...
  • Lewis, Meredith (My Jewish Learning, 2018)
    This article describes the role Mah-Jongg--originally a Chinese parlor game--has played for Jewish women. The game was an essential part of community life in many settings, including urban tenements, the suburbs, summer ...
  • J Street (J Street, 2017)
    The official Web Site of J Street, "the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic and the national home of the Jewish people." The date provided is merely the year in which ...
  • Jewish Book Council (Jewish Book Council, 2019)
    "Jew­ish Book Coun­cil, found­ed in 1944, is the longest-run­ning orga­ni­za­tion devot­ed exclu­sive­ly to the sup­port and cel­e­bra­tion of Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture. For over sev­en­ty years, we have used lit­er­a­ture to ...
  • Jewish Currents (Jewish Currents, 1946)
    "Founded in 1946, Jewish Currents is a magazine committed to the rich tradition of thought, activism, and culture of the Jewish left." Click on the link above to access the magazine.

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