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Judaica and Hebraica Collections

Specialized topics


Holocaust-related sites
Israeli web resources
Jewish resources in Northern California
Sephardic resources


Israel Genealogical Society
The Museum of Family History
("...a virtual, multimedia, and interactive creation... the Museum humbly attempts to honor the Jewish people and the Jewish family unit in particular...")
One-Step Portal for On-Line Genealogy - Stephen P. Morse (San Francisco)
Routes to Roots Foundation (and its Archive Database)
San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Genealogical Society

Holocaust-related sites

Biographies of rabbis [who] perished in the Holocaust = Rabanim she-nispu ba-sho'ah (by Peninah Meizlish), 2nd edition, 2007
Ghetto Fighters House
Holocaust History Page
Holocaust Teacher Resource Center
The Nizkor Project
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Testaments to the Holocaust ("Documents and Rare Printed Materials from the Wiener Library, London") (Restricted access, via Cengage Learning)
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
USC Shoah Foundation Institute
-->Testimony Catalogue (catalog of over 50,000 testimonies by Holocaust survivors in the Visual History Archive) (Access to the catalog is free; access to the testimonies in the VHA is restricted)
Voices of the Holocaust (Interviews recorded in Europe in 1946; online archive is hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology)

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Israeli Web resources

Encyclopedia of the Founders and Builders of Israel = Entsiklopedyah le-halutse ha-yishuv u-vonav, by David Tidhar (searchable and browsable database in Hebrew, originally published from 1947-1970; via Touro College).
Israel Central Bureau of Statistics
Haaretz (English)
Haaretz (Hebrew)
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Institute for National Security Studies - INSS (incorporating the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University)
Israel Defense Forces
Israel Government Portal
Israel Ministry of Environmental Protection
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jerusalem Post Online
Jewish Agency for Israel
Jewish Folklore in Israel (last updated in 2000)
Snunit Information System

Jewish resources in Northern California

Resource:  A Guide to Jewish Life in the Bay Area

Contemporary Jewish Museum
Holocaust Center of Northern California
J - the Jewish Newsweekly of Northern California
Jewish Community Center, San Francisco
Jewish Community Library (Board of Jewish Education, San Francisco)
Jewish Music Festival, Berkeley (History 1987-2009 — via the Judah L. Magnes Museum)
Judah L. Magnes Museum (includes Jewish Digital Narratives and other digital programs)
KlezCalifornia (includes Yiddish Cultural Resources in the San Francisco Bay Area)
Lehrhaus Judaica
Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, Palo Alto

Sephardic resources

American Sephardi Federation, with Sephardic House
Foundation for the Advancement of Sephardic Studies and Culture (FASSAC)
Jewish Community of Thessaloniki (includes latest issue of El Avenir newsletter in English)
Jewish Museum of Thessaloniki
Jewish Museum of Turkey
Kol haKehila (Jewish monuments in Greece)
Ladino popular fiction (Latin alphabet) printed in Istanbul, early 1930s (Bibliothèque de l'Alliance Israélite Universelle, Paris)
SEFARAires - Aires de Sefarad desde Buenos Aires
SefardSIG (via JewishGen - Sephardic genealogy and history)
Sephardi Mizrahi Studies Caucus
The Sephardi Studies Project (Taube Center for Jewish Studies, Stanford University)
Sephardic Horizons (full-text electronic journal)
Sephardic Jews: An Annotated Bibliography of Articles Published in the Jewish Press, compiled by Mathilde Tagger
Sephardic Music: A Century of Recordings
SephardicGen (Sephardic genealogy)
Yad Ben-Zvi (Jerusalem)


Algemeiner.com (Algemeyner zhurnal)
American Variety Stage - Yiddish play-scripts (Library of Congress)
—> The Lawrence Marwick Collection of Copyrighted Yiddish Plays at the Library of Congress: An Annotated Bibliography (PDF)
—> A Bibliographer Encounters the Muses: Reflections on the Yiddish Theater and Its Legacy, by Zachary Baker (webcast of the annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture at the Library of Congress, May 8, 2007)
Der Bavebter Yid
Der Bay:  The International Anglo-Yiddish Newsletter
Essential Yiddish Books: The Core Collection of 1000 Great Yiddish Books (National Yiddish Book Center)
Forverts (Yiddish newspaper)
Der Groyser Verterbukh - The Great Dictionary of the Yiddish Language (searchable version of vols. 1-4, via Refoel Finkel [University of Kentucky])
Index to Yiddish Periodicals
League for Yiddish
Lebns-fragn (Yiddish bi-monthly)
Mendele archives (Yiddish listserv)
National Yiddish Book Center
Shtetl, Yiddish Language and Culture Home Page
Di Tsukunft
Di Velt fun Yidish (Haifa University site)
The Yiddish Press: Select Bibliography (by Hugh Denman, London)
Yiddish Sources ("a comprehensive source of information for those who are interested in using Yiddish materials in their research," maintained by Gerben Zaagsma as part of the WWW-VL History Central Catalogue)
Yiddish typewriter
Yiddish Today (web gateway)
YiddishWeb (
Bibliothèque Medem, Paris)
—> Der Yidisher tam-tam
Der Yidisher gramofon (sources on 78 rpm recordings of European Jewish music)
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
—> Yedies / YIVO News
Yugntruf - Youth for Yiddish
Zalmen Zylbercweig's Leksikon fun Yidishn teater - cumulative index (compiled by Faith Jones, NYPL, 2002)


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