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Jewish Studies

A Subject Guide to research in all fields related to Jewish Studies, on campus and beyond

Jewish Communities

Websites and Databases

Heritage Civilization and the Jews: A study guide for this 1984 PBS series.

Jews and Journeys: Travel and Performance of Jewish Identiry: An Online Exhibition from the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies 2011-2012 Fellows at the University of Pennsylvania.

Mapping the Jewish Communities of the Byzantine Empire: The project aims to map the Jewish presence in the Byzantine empire using GIS (Geographical Information Systems), based on published and unpublished data. University of Cambridge.

Routes of Sefarad: An Interactive multimedia site featuring the Sephardic heritage, "thanks to the technology provided by Google, the visitor can navigate through the layers of informations displayed in maps and timelines about the history, culture and heritage of the Jews in Spain in a single website."

Expulison of Jews, 1100-1600: A Wikimedia map.

Jews in America

  • A Portrait of Jewish Americans: A Pew Research 2013 Report.
  • Jews in America: Our Story: by the Center for Jewish History. Includes images, videos and digitized documents. 
  • The Jewish Americas: A PBS series. Also, see the following page for many additional resources.
  • Documenting Maine Jewry: A community-based, oral history project that "seeks to tell the story, not just of those individuals, but of the communities they shaped. Our goal is to collect short histories of the many people and organizations that have contributed over time to the lives of Maine Jews."

 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

Jewish Genealogy: A Quick Online Guide - New York Public Library Guide.

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