Last updated May 24, 2007

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Jewish Los Angeles
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Jewish Los Angeles
 
Temple Ahavat Shalom
The home page of this Northridge, California synagogue where I spend most of my time as music teacher and webmaster.
ATID
Social and other programming group for Young Jewish Professionals out of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Links and resources to everything Jewish in Los Angeles which falls under the umbrella of the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles.
 
Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
The online version of this Los Angeles Newspaper published under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of Greater L.A.
 
Temple Ramat Zion
The online home of our neighboring conservative congregation.

Los Angeles Bureau of Jewish Education
The coordinating organization of Jewish schools in Los Angeles which recently enthusiastically accredited TAS' Religious School. Also the umbrella Organization for the 8-12 grade programs Dor Hadash, Havurat Noar, and Halutz

The Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles
At the JCLLA you will find Judaic books, software, music, videos, and archives. The JCLLA also offers storytelling and lectures throughout the year. The Library is open to all. This web site will help you "check out" our cyberspace...but do come visit our Library at 6006 Wilshire Blvd. soon!

Skirball Cultural Center & Museum
It has galleries, but it is more than a museum. It has a resource center but it is more than a library. It has a state-of-the-art auditorium but it is much much more than a performing arts center. It is the varied nature of its mission that makes this unique venue the Skirball Cultural Center. Just as the American immigrant experience is different for each group and individual arriving on these shores, the Skirball Cultural Center provides an unrivaled rainbow of programs and opportunities to enrich each visitor.

@LA Jewish Resources in Greater Los Angeles/Southern California
Hundreds of links to jewish sites in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties in Southern California
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Holocaust Resources
 
An Auschwitz Alphabet
An alphaetical listing of terms relating to the Auschwitz camp. Click on a term and get a page of information about it with pictures, epitaphs and more.

Cape Town Holocaust Centre
The Cape Town Holocaust Centre is the first and only Holocaust Centre to be established in Africa. The Centre serves as a place of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust and by addressing the ethical, moral and historical dimensions, aims to combat antisemitism and all forms of prejudice and discrimination. The Centre includes a permanent exhibition. The main focus of the Centre's activities is an education programme for high school pupils and their teachers.
 
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
Everything you need to know about Stephen Speilberg's organization founded post-Schindler's List to catalog the testimonies of Holocaust Survivors can be found here.
 
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Los Angeles' Simon Weisenthal Center has its internet base here with much Holocaust related information and links.

Descendants of the Shoah
Descendants of the Shoah is a support group/resource site for children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors located in Melbourne, Australia.
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Online Publications
Jerusalem Post
The online version of Israel's Jerusalem Post is available here and updated daily.

Jewish Heritage Online Magazine
Articles, Weekly Torah portion, resources, RealAudio Webcasts, a calendar.
 
Tikkun Magazine
The Bi-monthly Jewish critique of society, politics and culture.
 
Reform Judaism Magazine
REFORM JUDAISM is the official voice of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, linking the institutions and affiliates of Reform Judaism with every Reform Jew. Received quarterly by 300,000 member households (members of more than 850 UAHC congregations) as a benefit of their synagogue's UAHC affiliation, RJ strives to convey the creativity, diversity, and dynamism of Reform Judaism. RJ covers developments within our movement while interpreting world events and Jewish tradition from a Reform perspective.
 
Moment Magazine
 
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Entertainment/Music
 
Craig n' Company
Home site of 1999 TAS Concert performer Craig Taubman.

Danny Maseng
Born in Israel to American parents, Maseng presents music and stories which enlighten the soul and bring joy to the heart. Listen to selections from his recordings and shows including "Wasting Time With Harry Davidowitz" and "Soul on Fire"

RebbeSoul
Multi-talented RebbeSoul seamlessly mixes international musical influences into his own unique sound. Rhythms from Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East are evident as they weave and wind through rock, pop, and jazz tones.

Rabbi Joe Black
Tara's Rabbi Joe Black Page with information, recordings, and song books from this performer scheduled to play at TAS in January of 2000.

Tara Publications
An excellent resource for Jewish Music with hundreds of recordings by contemporary American Jewish composers such as Debbie Friedman, and Jeff Klepper, as well as Israeli music, sheet music, books, liturgical recordings and more. You can listen to sound clips of many recordings and purchase online.

Jewhoo.com
The Ultimate Jewish Celebrity Search Engine." There's a rock music section for the perpetually curious, with more than a few surprises.

Zemerl - The Jewish Song Database
A database of information, lyrics, and sounds of Jewish songs

Shalom America
24 hour a day Jewish radio programming broadcast over the internet direct to your web browser, featuring news, music, cooking and more.


Jewish Music WebCenter
The purpose of the Jewish Music WebCenter is to provide a forum for gathering and presenting information on academic, organizational, and personal activities in Jewish music today. Information is provided to encourage, and support the enjoyment, study, creation and pursuit of knowledge of Jewish music.

Jewish Entertainment Resources Directory
Jewish Entertainment Resources is a worldwide network of entertainers who make all or part of their living through the performance or presentation of Jewish material. We are musicians, storytellers, actors, dancers, visual artists, comedians, speakers, and educators. All with creative talents to share and all with a similar mission to preserve our Jewish heritage and culture through our artistic expression. Includes Jewish concert listings by artist and state.

Internet Movie Database
Current list of Israeli produced films, including feature, documentary, student shorts, and television.

Soundswrite
Jewish Music publishing company home to Debbie Friedman, Julie Silver and more.

Hava Nashira/Jewish Songleaders Page
Resources for Jewish songleaders, cantors, and music teachers spawned out of the annual Music conference at Olin San Ruby Union Camp institute in Oconomowoc, WI.

Daniel Macks: Service/Song Archive
A database of Jewish, (Hebrew and English) song sheets available for free download already nicely formatted with English, Hebrew, and Transliteration.
 
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Israel
 
Israeli Culture
Israeli Culture is a starting point for web surfers, as it has links and reviews of sites - all connected with Israeli Music, Art, Film and Theater. And there's more. Each week there is a feature story, highlighting a different aspect of Israeli Culture.

Israel Tours and Travel
Award winning Israel Family Tours, Free* Tour for Bar or Bat Mitzvah Child. Adult Only-Family-Revisitor-Silgle Tours. 23 Set Departures a Year Private Custon or Group Tour

IsraeLIVE - LIVE Radio Broadcasts from Israel
IsraeLIVE - LIVE Radio Broadcasts from Israel NEWS, NEWS JOURNALS, MUSIC, TALK SHOWS, SPORTS ,CURRENT EVENTS, SOCCER GAMES and recorded shows. Radio Stations Include: Jerusalem Radio, Zafon Radio, KolRega Radio, 99FM radio, Darom Radio.
 
Virtual Jerusalem
A beautiful and extensive site based in Jerusalem containing many resources and information about Israel and Judaica. Also features software (Mac and P.C.) available for downloading. (Hebrew fonts, Judaic clipart etc...)
 
Hebrew University Jerusalem
The online home of Hebrew University in Jerusalem with all the information you could possibly want about the various campuses, educational programs, etc. Also has links to Jewish and Hebrew software archives.

The WUJS Institute
An international center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies located in Arad, Israel. They offer young Jewish graduates work, study and travel programs designed to expose participants to all aspects of life in Israel.

 
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Jewish Camp/Youth Resources
 
IdeaNet
If you work with Jewish Youth, whether as a volunteer on Shabbat, a teacher or administrator in a Jewish school, camp, or synagogue, or as the director of a Jewish youth organization, IdeaNet is a resource that can help you!

Sparks Magazine For Kids
We're an e-zine written for your eyes only - that is - Jewish kids, ages 9-13. When you capture the Sparks! on your PC or Mac you'll be on-line with the hippest, hottest, most outrageous collection of stories, articles, games, interviews and activities ever compiled for Jewish kids.

Books for Jewish Children
Extensive collection of Jewish-themed books for kids.

Jewish Youth Place
A Jewish Youth Club Online! No going into rooms feelig nervous about not knowing anyone and you meet people from all over the world!
 
Camp Channel
A page dedicating to match up potential campers and camp staff members with camps all over the nation. A free service servicing both Jewish and secular camps.
 
URJ Camps
Site with information about all of the Union For Reform Judaism's camp institutes for living Judaism. Including links to individual camp sites (if they exist), and contact information (some via E-mail)
 
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Organizations/Resources
 
Synagogue 2000
Synagogue 2000 is a comprehensive project for the spiritual transformation of synagogue structure and culture, one that combines a comprehensive and detailed vision of the Jewish future and synagogue life with change-management techniques. We already have dozens of congregations all over the nation participating in our various programs, and we look forward to /watching that number grow.

Maven - The Virtual Know It All
Billed as 'Your personal guide to thousands of Jewish/Israel links.' this resource is an excellent "Jewish Yahoo" with categorized links to anything Jewish and Israel related you can think of.

The Jewish Outreach Institute
The Jewish Outreach Institute (JOI) is a national think tank with a singular mission: to preserve the Jewish continuity of interfaith families and to promote their inclusion in the Jewish community.
 
Sephardic Resource Page
Come & browse through hundreds of links covering Sephardic history & culture ... Learn about the definition of a Sephardic Jew and the differences between Sepharadim & Ashkenazim ... Explore the places to which the Sephardics moved after their expulsion from Spain ... Experience over 500 years of heritage & tradition!! .
 
Judaism and Jewish Resources
A much more extensive collection of online Jewish resources (links) hosted by Shamash which seems to be the on-line home of much of America's Jewish world.
 
UAHC
Union of American Hebrew Congregations. The synagogue arm of Reform Judaism.
 
Shamash: The Jewish Internet Consortium
Shamash is striving to be the highest quality central point of Jewish information and discussion on the Internet. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art Internet tools to Jewish organizations and individuals who maintain Web sites and/or discussion forums for the benefit of the Jewish community.

clickonJudaism
A project of the Reform Movement's UAHC-CCAR Commission on Synagogue Affilitation and is made possible by a grant from the Feld Family Foundation. The purpose of clickonJudaism is to provide doorways into Judaism for Jews in their 20's and 30's, as well as those considering Judaism. Our hope is to enable young Jews to explore the possibilities offered by liberal Judaism through points of interest and concern to them.

JewishFamily.Com
Jewish Family and Life. Developed by Yossi Abramowitz, this website offers much for Jewish educators and families--from recipes and basic brakhot to discussions about Jewish values and Jewish health issues.

Jewish World Center
An extensive collection of links to Jewish sites and organizations throughout the world categorized by location
 
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Torah / Education Resources
 
Hebrew Keyboard Tutor
Hebrew Keyboard Tutor is a Java applet that transforms your keyboard into a Hebrew keyboard. With five levels of exercises, you can practice typing the Hebrew letters.

The Tartak Learning Center Online
The TLC maintains a collection of over 5,000 printed and multi-media works in the area of Jewish education and curricular development. Included in these titles are all of the graduate curriculum and theses of the Rhea Hirsch School of education as well as a substantial Jewish video tape library.

Project Genesis: Torah Online
A great resource for Torah and commentary, lots of online classes. Check out the online menorah which will be "lit" each day of Hanukkah.

The National Center for the Hebrew Language
Views Ivrit, the Hebrew language, as one of the key elements in promoting a renaissance of meaningful Jewish life in America.

The Jewish Publication Society (JPS)
Since 1988, JPS has been publishing books on topics of interest to the Jewish community. Their catalog includes over 150 titles ranging from colorful children's books, to spiritual guides, women's studies, Kabbalah, and Bible.,

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