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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4 responses to “Heather’s Picks

  1. Thank you, Heather, for identifying these important websites. And thank you, Aimee, for posting them. They’re a great new addition to AJL-GCC’s blog!

  2. Ellen Tilman

    Hi. I run a library at a synagogue in Suburban Philadelphia. I would love to share your list of websites with our patrons. May I have permission to do so?

  3. Andrea Rapp

    Sorry, I meant to say:
    I loved the JTS and the Penn sites!

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