Monthly Archives: October 2010

The Best of The Best

The Association of Jewish Libraries Greater Cleveland Chapter is proud to present our annual book list in celebration of Jewish Book Month.  Each year, our chapter creates a list of the best books published for adults and children to share with patrons and to assist other librarians with collection development.   Please feel free to distribute the list to anyone interested in Jewish literature.   What are some of your favorite Jewish books published this year?

JEWISH BOOK MONTH 2010 ADULT LIST

JEWISH BOOK MONTH 2010 CHILDREN’S LIST

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Heather’s Picks

Heather Lenson, the librarian at the Ratner Media Center at the The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland will be putting together a monthly list of useful websites for your interest.  Thank you Heather for putting together such a valuable resource. 

 

Interesting Websites for October 2010/Tishre – Cheshvan 5771

 Center for Jewish History. http://www.cjh.org/

Contains web exhibitions from the following five Jewish institutions dedicated to history, culture, and art:

**Centropa http://www.centropa.org/

An oral history project of individual’s lives in Europe before World War II.  Photographs are re-digitized into narrative videos.

JTS Library – Special Treasures. http://www.jtslibrarytreasures.org/

Special collections from the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS). From the Rare Book Room, users can select a book and click to pull it off the shelf and flip through the pages. Some of the books include: The Prato Haggadah from Spain, circa 1300, Siddur, Italian Rite (“The Women’s Siddur”) 1471, The Rothschild Mahzor Florence, 1490, etc.  There are also rare documents such as “The Maimonides Fragments,”  “Fragments from the Cairo Genizah,” etc.

Jewish Women’s Archives. http://jwa.org/

An extensive collection of material on the history of American Jewish women.  Teachers will find the section Go & Learn useful pjwa.org/teach/golearn. It has primary documents and lesson plans. Also, the website contains an encyclopedia of famous Jewish women. There are multimedia exhibits with lesson plans as well.

 

Library Exhibitions from the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Penn Libraries. http://www.library.upenn.edu/exhibits/cajs/

This website features a rich array of Judaica online exhibitions which concentrate on the following areas: modern Judaism, Jewish economic history, Jewish literature, Jewish & other imperial cultures in Late Antiquity, etc.

**Preferred website of the month.

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