Jewish Links

The Internet holds incredible opportunities for Jewish learning, exploring, and connecting. Here are a few of our favorite resources:

JEWISH LEARNING

My Jewish Learning
The Internet’s best and most comprehensive source for Jewish learning resources— including everything from scholarly articles to recipes. Includes many interactive tools to test and expand your knowledge.

Ziegler Torah
Collection of podcasts and videos created by the world-class faculty of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies.

G-dcast
The hands-down hippest method of studying the Bible— using incredible animations and original music created by artists, scholars, and rabbis.

Jewish Values Online
You know the joke… two Jews, three Opinions. JVO poses wide ranging questions to panels of Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox rabbis and let’s them say what they really think.

 

GENERAL RESOURCES

HebCal
The invaluable source for all things Jewish calendar. Want to know when Shabbat will end this week or what day will be Purim in 2042—they’ll tell you. They also have great resources for learning about Shabbat and the holidays.

Morfix (English-Hebrew Dictionary)
Morfix is a simple to use resource that quickly and accurately translates from English to Hebrew and back again.

Birthright Israel
Jewish, 26 or under, and never been to Israel on an organized trip before? Answer YES to all three things and you qualify for an all-expenses paid trip to Israel. Check out their site to find out details.

Is It a Jewish Holiday Today?
A simple answer to a sometimes complicated question—and a total lifesaver!

 

PRAYER AND LIFECYCLE

Siddur Audio
Learn Jewish prayers at your own pace with this great collection of recordings, which closely follows the Conservative Movement’s prayer book, Siddur Sim Shalom.

Virtual Cantor
An even more comprehensive and detailed collection of Jewish prayer recordings. For those ready to take the next step in learning Jewish liturgy.

Ritual Well
An innovative site dedicated to re-imagining Jewish lifecycle rituals. Explore and discover creative, deeply meaningful Jewish approaches to marking all of life’s transitions.

 

JEWISH NEWS

The Forward
One of America’s oldest and most respected Jewish newspapers— a comprehensive source for what’s going on in the Jewish world.

Haaretz
Often called Israel’s version of the New York Times— Haaretz is Israel’s undisputed newspaper of record and the best way to learn about what’s happening in the Homeland.

The Jewish Journal
Get the local perspective on all things Jewish— this highly respected paper is a weekly must-read for all LA area Jews.

Tablet Magazine
An outstanding online Jewish magazine—bringing together diverse writers to reflect on arts, culture, politics, religion and more.

 

TIKKUN OLAM

American Jewish World Service
Dedicated to mobilizing Jewish values to stamp out poverty, hunger, and inequality across the developing world—AJWS is a true moral leader.

Jewish World Watch
This Los Angeles based organization has been leading the charge against genocide in Africa for a decade.

Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice
A national organization with an important local presence, Bend the Arc is a leading Jewish voice on issues of civil rights, immigration, worker’s rights, and other pressing issues.

HAZON
Standing at the forefront of the contemporary environmental and food movements, HAZON brings Jews together to live in greater harmony with our planet.

 

JEWISH LOS ANGELES

American Jewish University
A center for Jewish learning and living, dedicated to advancing Jewish thought and culture. The proud parent organization of the Miller Program.

Jewish Federation (Los Angeles)
An umbrella organization which runs many of the Jewish community’s best known programs; Federation serves the needy, engages the disconnected, and is building LA’s Jewish future. 

Jewish Family Services
A provider of vital services to those in need, including emergency food assistance, mental health care, domestic violence shelters, and care for the most vulnerable members of our community.

Skirball Museum
LA’s leading Jewish museum and cultural center, featuring exhibitions, performances and events exploring four thousand years of Jewish heritage.