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  • Lederman, Sarah Henry (Jewish Women's Archive, 2009-03-20)
    An article on the contributions of Jewish women to the establishment of settlement houses in the United States. Describes the role of settlement houses in educating and organizing the immigrant residents of poor urban ...
  • Unknown author (Society for Humanistic Judaism, 2016)
    "The Society for Humanistic Judaism mobilizes people to celebrate Jewish identity and culture consistent with a humanistic philosophy of life independent of a supernatural authority. As the central body for the Humanistic ...
  • Sherman, Moshe D. (My Jewish Learning (reprint of article from American Jewish Desk Reference: The Ultimate One-Volume Reference to the Jewish Experience in America (Random House), 1999-10-19)
    A reprint of an article on the history of Orthodox Judaism in the United States. The article was originally printed in the Jewish Historical Society's "American Jewish Desk Reference: The Ultimate One-Volume Reference ...
  • Simon Wiesenthal Center (Simon Wiesenthal Center, 2018)
    The Simon Wiesenthal Center is an international human rights organization, named After Simon Wiesenthal, who was best known for his relentless work tracking down Nazis. According to its Web Site, the Center "confronts ...
  • Glazer, Nathan (American Jewish Year Book 1955, 1955)
    "The purpose of this essay is to describe the social characteristics of the American Jews from their arrival through their three hundred years of life in the United States. By 'social ...
  • Nishma Research (Nishma Research, 2016-06-19)
    "An exploration of the experiences, beliefs, practices, community and challenges facing those who have leK the Chasidic, Yeshivish or Modern Orthodox segments of Orthodox Jewry" Click on the icon below to access the report.
  • Tablet Magazine (Nextbook Inc., 2009)
    "Tablet is a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture. Launched in June 2009, it’s a project of the not-for-profit Nextbook Inc., which also produces the Nextbook Press Jewish Encounters book series. Our ...
  • Picture Congregation Emanu-El (2011-09-01)
    Built in 1863, Temple Emanu-El is the oldest continuously operating synagogue in Canada. Known today as Congregation Emanu-El, it is an active Conservative Jewish congregation. Click on the icon below to read a report about ...
  • Jewish Virtual Library (2017)
    Discussion of the beliefs and practices of Reform Judaism, a main branch of Judaism in the United States. Click on the first link above to access this discussion.
  • Garcia, Sandra E. (New York Times, 2019-04-28)
    An interview with Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of the Chabad of Poway, where a gunman killed one Jewish congregant and injured many more, including the rabbi. Click on the link above to access.
  • Unknown author (Tikkun, 1986)
    "Tikkun began in 1986 in part to address this hunger for love and meaning, and in part as a progressive Jewish alternative to Commentary magazine, pushing back against neoconservatism in the Jewish world and U.S. politics, ...
  • Carmy, Shalom, editor; Brody, Shlomo, online editor (Rabbinical Council of America, 2019)
    Published by the Rabbinical Council of America, Tradition is a journal containing articles on a variety of topics from the perspective of Orthodox Judaism. Although the most recent issues can only be read by subscribers, ...
  • Unknown author (The New York Times, 2018-11-07)
    Although the topic of this article is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's apology for Canada turning back a ship of Jewish refugees from the Nazis, it also discusses the Canadian government's long-held attitude toward Jewish ...
  • The Executive Committee (New York Co-operative Society, 1906)
    "Addresses Delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York, on Thanksgiving Day, MCMV, Together with Other Selected Addresses and Proceedings" on the two hundredth anniversary of Jews in the United States. Click on the icons below ...
  • UJA-Federation of New York (UJA-Federation of New York, 2017)
    The Web site of the UJA Federation of New York. This is an active Website which is continually changing. The date given here is the date in which the catalog record for the Web site was first entered here. Click on the ...
  • 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, ...

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