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Useful Jewish websites & Links

 

http://urj.org/index.cfm Homepage  for Union for Reform Judaism, formerly, Union of American Hebrew Congregations

 

http://ccarnet.org/   Homepage for Central Conference of American Rabbis

 

http://ccarnet.org/resp/    Reform Responsa: These Reform responsa provide answers to questions about Reform Judaism and Jewish living.

 

http://www.clickonjudaism.org/ URJ-CCAR Commission on Outreach and Membership website

 

http://huc.edu/index.shtml  Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion

 

 

http://www.uscj.org/ Homepage for The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

 

http://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/indexfl.html Homepage for the Rabbinic Assembly

 

http://www.rabbinicalassembly.org/law/teshuvot_public.html Rabbinic Assembly Teshuvot (Responsa) available on-line

 

http://www.jtsa.edu/   Jewish Theological Seminary

 

http://www.jrf.org/   Jewish Reconstructionist Federation


http://www.therra.org/ Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association


http://www.rrc.edu/site/c.iqLPIWOEKrF/b.1453735/k.90AF/RRC_Home_Page.htm Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

 

http://www.ritualwell.org/ Ritual Well – an on-line Reconstructionist resource

 

 

http://www.ou.org/   Orthodox Union


http://www.aish.com/ an Orthodox website (although it purports to be for Jews of all backgrounds – it is mostly Orthodox in its outlook and sources – just look at the “Ask the Rabbi” responses)  with many resources and links

 

http://dailyhalacha.com/ a resource for free audio downloads of learning a little halacha daily from an Orthodox perspective

 

https://www.aleph.org/start.taf  ALEPH – Alliance For Jewish Renewal is part of  The Jewish Renewal Movement and if facilitating the rabbinic studies of one of our lay leaders at Mt. Sinai, also see

 

https://www.aleph.org/faq.htm for more about the Renewal Movement and some of its positions


http://www.pnaior-phila.org/ P’nai Or – Children of the Light

 

http://www.yesodfoundation.org Yesod Foundation – A resource for ongoing teaching from Rabib Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

 

http://jewsbychoice.org/ is a Trans-Denominational grassroots, peer run, group blog focused on providing Jews by Choice (as well as other interested parties) with opportunities for exploring, discussing and engaging with Jewish Identity, Tradition and Culture.

 

http://jworld.famillion.com/worldwide-family/general2/company_search_tree.php?U=no&SiteName=danaus&NewNameMade=23610  a free usage website for genealogy research – requires free registration

 

http://www.jewishgen.org/  JewishGen®, Inc. is the primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy worldwide –  there is at least some free usage with registration

 

http://www.ajrca.org/alumni/index.shtml Academy of Jewish Religion in California (this is where the Rabbi for the Synagogue in Greeley, CO graduated, and where Rabbi Arinna Shelby came from).

 

 

http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/index.jsp  Free Net access to Jewish Encyclopedia

 

http://www.mtsinaicheyenne.org/history.asp Our website

 

http://www.laramiejewishcommunitycenter.org/ Laramie Jewish Community Website

 

http://www.jewishcasper.org/  Temple Beth El – Casper, WY

 

http://www.jhjewishcommunity.org/ Jackson Hole Jewish Community

 

http://www.ijn.com/ Intermountain Jewish News online

 

http://www.ijn.com/synagogu.htm  IJN – Online Synagogue Directory

 

http://www.templeorhadash.org/  Temple Or Hadash – Ft. Collins, CO

 

http://www.congregationharshalom.org/ Congregation Har Shalom, Ft. Collins CO

 

http://www.bethisraelcolorado.org/ Beth Israel Congregation, Greeley, CO

 

 

 

 

http://www.hechshers.info/shapes/index.htm  A website with listing of Hechshers sorted by design, answering the question of “By whose rabbinic authority is this product being called kosher?”


http://www.kashrusmagazine.com/ Kashrus Magazine On-line with some limited utility for nonsubscribers

 

http://www.hebcal.com/  Single Best website for issues about the Jewish Calendar

 

http://www.tichnut.de/jewish/ Free Jewish Calendar Software that is well supported

 

http://www.aish.com/literacy/reference/AishLuach_(Luach_means_-Calendar-_in_Hebrew).asp

Free Jewish Calendar Software for individuals


http://foundationstone.com.au/ Foundation Stone a Free On-line Resource for studying Hebrew and more

 

http://www.yiddishdictionaryonline.com/ On-line Yiddish Dictionary

 

http://www.mayyimhayyim.org/ Mayim Hayim an organization which operates and does extensive education about mikveh

 

http://www.ou.org/holidays/calendar#mikvas the official OU Mikveh locator (Beta Test Edition)

 

http://www.kosherdelight.com/MikvaotUSA.shtml Mikveh locator

 

http://www.sulis.net/words_of_peace.htm  not specifically Jewish but more of a “Rosetta Stone” for finding words in multiple languages – this will open up with peace

http://www.tentofabraham.org/ Tent of Abraham, Hagar and Sarah  – dedicated to helping to make peace between Jews, Muslims and Christians

 

http://urj.org/muslimdialogue/  URJ – ISNA jointly sponsored program – Children of Abraham: Jews and Mulsims in Conversation  and  http://www.isna.net/Interfaith/pages/Children-of-Abraham.aspx is the companion link from ISNA (Islamic Society of North America)

 

http://urj.org/opendoors/ URJ Interfaith Curriculum for improved  understanding between Jews and Christians

 

http://www.jewsingreen.com/ Jews in Green –  Jewish Chaplains Council, a resource for Jews in military service and Jewish families with loved ones in military service

 

http://www.bikurcholimcc.org/index.html A great resource for Bikur Cholim

 

http://www.jewish-funerals.org Kavod v’Nichum  and functionally the North American Chevra Kadisha Society Website

 

http://www.synagogue3000.org/index.html Synagogue 3000 - resources for synagogue and Jewish community development

 

 

Non-Web resources for further study:

 

The Essence of Judaism (1965) Leo Baeck, Schocken Books.

 

Judaism Development and Life [2nd Ed. or newer] (1980’s), Leo Trepp, Duxbury.

 

Judaism (1973) Isadore Epstein, Pelican.

 

Jews, God and History (1990’s or newer Ed.), Max Dimont, Signet.

 

Service of the Heart: A guide to the Jewish Prayer Book (1978 or newer), Evelyn Garfiel, Wilshire Books.

 

My People’s Prayer Book – Traditional Prayers Modern Commentaries in 7 volumes (1997), Lawrence Hoffman, Jewish Lights Press.

 

The Art of  Public Prayer: not for clergy only (1990’s), Lawrence Hoffman,  Jewish Lights Press.

 

Days of Awe,  Shmuel Yosef  Agnon  (1965) Schocken Books.

 

A Rabbinic Anthology (1974) C.G. Montefiore & H. Loewe, Schocken Books

 

 Sayings of the Fathers (Pirke Avot), (1945), Joseph Hertz, Berhman House.

 

To Pray as a Jew: A Guide to the [Orthodox] Prayer Book and the [Orthodox] Synagogue Service (1980) Hayim Halevy Donin, Basic Books Inc.

 

Gates of the Seasons: a Guide to the Jewish Year (1983) CCAR Press

 

Seasons of Our Joy: a modern Guide to the Jewish Holidays (1990) Arthur Waskow, Beacon Press

 

The Jewish Holidays: a Guide and Commentary (1985), Michael Strassfeld, Harper & Row

 

The Sacred Books of the Jews (1968) Harry Gersh, Stein & Day.

 

Profiles in American Judasim: The Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist Traditions in Historical  Perspective (1985) Marc Lee Raphael, Harper & Row.
 
 
Not Jewish, but related are some sects who are known as Samaritans and Karaites each with their own set of practices.  While the Kataites seem to be accepted by some rabbinic authorities, it is not a situation of universal acceptance.   As far as the local Jewish community is concerned, the status of people professing such beliefs is one which would be done on an individual basis by the local rabbi and Ritual and Liturgy Committee. 
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