The following online resources were selected and annotated by Ignat Ayzenberg (2019) and Vicki Harrison (2022-23). Please contact me with suggested additions/corrections to these resources.

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SJSU Library | The SJSU library provides each student special research guidance in Judaica.

Jewish Studies Library Guides | Links to Jewish Studies in United States, Israel, Europe, and Australia

Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art | Jews attract many a stereotype: the “Wandering Jew,” the “International Jew”, the “Moneyed Jew”, even the “Artless Jew.”

Jewish Virtual Library | A repository of secondary and primary sources, documents, and pictures, with emphasis on modern history


The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe | East European Jewish life and culture before, during, and after its total destruction in the Holocaust

The Jewish Encyclopedia | The first major modern undertaking to encapsulate the Jewish experience categorically

Digital Archives

American Jewish Committee Archive | At the forefront of political issues concerning world Jewry of the past century

American Jewish Historical Society | On Jews of North America

Center for Jewish History Digital Collection | The virtual epicenter of Jewish history and memory

Digital Judaica | The major collection of publications, books and periodicals, housed in Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany⁠—going back to the original printing press of Johannes Gutenberg

Friedberg Jewish Manuscript Society | Judeo-Arabic Corpus

Hermanns, William papers | SJSU archives house this important collection of the emeritus professor, including his relationship with Albert Einstein.

Historical Jewish Press | Access to hundreds of Jewish periodicals, newspapers, journals, and magazines, in dozens of languages from all over the world in the last three centuries

Iraqi Jewish Archive | On Jews of Iraq

Jewish Digital Archive Project | On Jews of South Africa

J. Archives; The Jewish News of Northern California, 1895-2021

Ladino Digital Archive | Judeo-Spanish at your finger tips

Magnes Collection of Life and Art | The largest collection of Jewish material culture on the west coast 

The Leo Baeck Institute | The German-Jewish symbiosis 

Rabat Genizah Project | The Rabat Genizah Project brings together an international team of community representatives, scholars, archivists, and information technologists to develop a digital archive of Moroccan Jewish documents.

Recalling Jewish Calcutta | On Jews of India

Yeshiva University Digital Library | Documents related to Modern Orthodox Judaism, primarily in United States

Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive | The virtual cinema that provides access to films in a variety of categories

Yiddish Book Center | Spearheading the revival of Yiddish culture in the 21st century

YIVO Institute Digital Archive on Jewish Life in Poland | The preservation of the Yiddish culture destroyed in the Holocaust 

Religious Texts

Dead Sea Scrolls | The oldest physical attestation for the Hebrew Bible

Sefaria: A Living Library of Jewish Texts | An open-source collection of the major Biblical, esoteric, legalistic, philosophical texts in Hebrew or Aramaic with English translation and commentary | The massive private library of the Chabad/Lubavitcher Hasidic court in Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York 

Open Siddur Project | The most widely influential literary phenomenon in Jewish history was not the Hebrew Bible, but the Siddur - the prayer book, which tied the many scattered communities together, as well as, set them apart

Contemporary Life and Culture

Chabad | The daily Mitzvah of Torah study

Haaretz | The neo-liberal & old-left Israeli point of view

J. | The Jewish News of Northern California

Jewish Currents | “Thoughts, Activism, Journalism from the Jewish Left”

Jewish Free Culture | The flagship for open-source Judaism

Jewish Review of Books | The academic approach to American Jewish issues

Jerusalem Post | The neo-liberal point of view on Israel

Jimena | Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews; see a new collection of lesson plans, offering resources, as well, on the teaching of antisemitism.

Tablet Magazine | “A New Read on Jewish Life”

Mosaic | “Advancing Jewish Thought”

Regional, National, International Organizations

AMCHA Initiative--an organization that investigages anti-Semitism on college campuses

Ameinu - Liberal Values, Progressive Israel

American Jewish Joint Distribution

American Jewish Peace Archive

Jewish Digital Cultural Recovery Project

Jewish Federation of North America

The Jewish People Policy Institute


Jewish Voice for Peace

Jewish Silicon Valley

Moishe House

One Table

Tikvah Fund

World ORT - Worldwide Educational NGO

World Zionist Organization

Zioness Movement


Birthright Israel

Nahum Goldman Fellowship

Wexner Field Fellowship