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Judaism Israel Jewish Periodicals
Parenting / Family Jewish Community Reform Movement

Judaism

About Judaism
This is a search engine which provides links to sites with information about any and all aspects of Jewish life.

Hebcal
Interactive web interface for generating a list of Jewish dates and times customized to zip codes, converting between Hebrew and Gregorian dates.

Jewish Virtual Library
A source for information about Jewish history, Israel, U.S.-Israel relations, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Judaism.

Judaism 101
An online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays and customs.

My Jewish Learning
This website is designed to be a resource for adult audiences of diverse backgrounds and learning objectives: from novice learners, who know little about Judaism, to experienced learners, who know a great deal but want to learn much more. It is representative of the wide and valid range of trans-denominational perspectives within Judaism.

Ritual Well
The source for innovative, Jewish ritual.

Israel

ARZA
The Association of Reform Zionists of America.

Embassy of Israel
This website is designed to educate children about Israel. “Shrulik,” an Israeli cartoon character, hosts the site and invites visitors to “tour” the country and learn about the language, geography, food, currency, and customs of Israel.

Ha'aretz
The online edition of Ha'aretz Newspaper in Israel, and analysis from Israel and the Middle East.

Israel Religious Action Center
The public and legal advocacy arm of the Reform movement in Israel.

The Promised Podcast
An insider's grasp of the day-to-day in Israel.

Shopinisrael.com
Support Israel by shopping online.

The Times of Israel
Covering Israel, the region and Jewish people worldwide.

Jewish Periodicals

The Jewish Daily Forward
The Forward is a legendary name in American journalism and a revered institution in American Jewish life.

Tablet Magazine
Daily online magazine of Jewish ideas, news and culture.

Parenting / Families

Family Shabbat Table Talk
Ideas to make Torah study a habit at home, including a weekly email.

Jewish Values in Parenting
View this site for parenting tips that incorporate Jewish values as the guidelines for practice.

Jewish Community

American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
AJWS is an international development organization motivated by Judaism's imperative to pursue justice.

Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life (COEJL)
COEJL is the leading Jewish environmental organization in the United States.

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA)
JCUA combats poverty, racism and anti-Semitism in partnership with Chicago’s diverse communities.

Jewish United Fund / Jewish Federation
The Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago is one of the largest not-for-profit social welfare institutions in Illinois and the central address of Chicago's Jewish community.

Reform Movement

American Conference of Cantors (ACC)
The ACC is the professional organization of over 450 invested and/or certified cantors.

Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR)
The body of rabbis who consider themselves and are considered to be the organized rabbinate of Reform Judaism.

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR)
The educational center for Reform clergy and professionals.

National Association of Temple Administrators (NATA)
The professional organization for those who serve Reform synagogues as executives, administrators, or managers.

National Association of Temple Educators (NATE)
The professional organization of Jewish educators of the Reform Movement.

North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY)
The Reform Jewish youth movement.

The Religious Action Center (RAC)
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (“the RAC”) is the Washington, DC, office of the Union for Reform Judaism (Union). The RAC has been the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in the nation’s capital for more than 40 years. The RAC educates and mobilizes the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns.

ReformJudaism.org (RJ)
Have a lot of questions about how to live your Jewish life in your every day reality? Reform Judaism can help you seek answers.

Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)
The central body of the Reform Movement in North America and a thorough resource on Reform Judaism.

World Union for Progressive Judaism (WUPJ)
An international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive & Reconstructionist movements. The World Union strengthens Jewish life in Israel and worldwide by establishing and supporting modern, pluralistic congregations and institutions, developing Jewish communal and youth leadership and advancing social justice.

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