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The DYBBUK Project
DYBBUK is a 5-year research project, based at the University of Haifa and funded by the European Research Council, that sets out to uncover and explore the popular theatre that made up the daily cultu...
The Bais Yaakov Project
The Bais Yaakov Project is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and digitization of historical material related to the Bais Yaakov educational movement from its founding in 1917 through today. ...
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies
The Fortunoff Archive currently holds more than 4,400 testimonies, which are comprised of over 12,000 recorded hours of videotape. Testimonies were produced in cooperation with thirty-six affiliated p...
HUC-JIR Jewish Language Project
Wherever Jews have lived around the world, they have spoken and written in language distinct from their non-Jewish neighbors – from Yiddish and Ladino to Judeo-Italian and Judeo-Malayalam. The Jewish ...
Experiencing History: Holocaust Sources in Context
Experiencing History was created by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and provides curated, contextualized, fully digital, and translated primary sources on the Holocaust. These are organise...
100 Years of Sephardic Los Angeles
100 Years of Sephardic Los Angeles is a project of the Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies and the Sephardic Archive Initiative at UCLA, with the cooperation of UCLA Libraries and Special Collectio...
Klezmer Archive Project
The Klezmer Archive project is creating a universally accessible, useful resource for interaction, discovery, and research on Ashkenazic klezmer and associated musics including Hassidic music, nign, a...
In Geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies
In Geveb aims to be a central address for the study of all things Yiddish—a focal point for discussions of Yiddish literature, language, and culture, and a home for the next generation of Yiddish scho...
Isaac Mayer Wise Digital Archive
The Isaac Mayer Wise Digital Archive is a freely accessible comprehensive electronic edition of the correspondence and extensive published writings of Rabbi Isaac Mayer Wise, a leading intellectual an...
JewishGen is designed as an online resource for research on Jewish genealogy. In addition to a community of researchers, it has a collection of databases that collectively hold more than 30 million re...
The Holocaust Encyclopedia is an online resources about the Holocaust managed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). Its searchable database includes digital access to over 950 articl...
Collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
The Collections of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) is a searchable database of over 260,000 records of that relate to the fate of Holocaust victims, survivors, rescuers, liberators...
Encyclopedia of the Yiddish Theatre
Encyclopedia of the Yiddish Theatre is a searchable database of previously unpublished galleys of Volume 7 of Zalmen Zylbercweig’s Leksikon fun yidishn teater, a seminal reference work on the history ...
John L. Loeb, Jr. Database of Early American Jewish Portraits
A holding of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS), the Loeb Jewish Portrait Database provides online access to over 400 portraits, silhouettes, and daguerreotypes (photographs) of Jews in Ame...
Inside the Yiddish Folksong
Inside the Yiddish Folksong is an online project that takes an analytical approach to the Yiddish folksong tradition. Sponsored by The Center for Traditional Music and Dance in New York City, Ins...
Mapping Ararat: An Imaginary Jewish Homelands Project is an effort to envision what the town of Ararat, a failed project by Major Mordecai Noah in September 1825 to found “a city of refuge for the Jew...
KTIV - The International Collection of Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts
The International Collection of Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts [האוסף הבינלאומי של כתבי יד עבריים דיגיטליים or "Ktiv"] is a collection hosted at the National Library of Israel (NLI) that holds either or...
The American Jewess Digitization Project
The American Jewess was first English-language periodical targeted to American Jewish women that offered the first sustained critique, by Jewish women, of gender inequities in Jewish worship and commu...
Maine Jewish History Project
The Maine Jewish History Project is a collaboration of the Jewish Studies Program and Special Collection of Colby College that fosters and shares research on Jewish life in Maine. The website presents...
The Benmayor Collection of Eastern Sephardic Ballads & Other Lore
The Benmayor Collection of Eastern Sephardic Ballads and Other Lore is a special sub-collection within the Sephardic Studies Digital Collection (SSDC), part of the University of Washington Library's D...
American Jewish Population Project
The American Jewish Population Project (AJPP) within the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University estimates and maps the Jewish population in the United States. They synthesize da...
Digital Yiddish Theatre Project
The Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (DYTP) is a research consortium co-founded by Joel Berkowitz and Debra Caplan in 2012 dedicated to the application of digital humanities tools and methods to the st...
Digital Library of the IWO Foundation - Institute for Jewish Research
The IWO Foundation - Institute for Jewish Research [Biblioteca Digital, Fundación IWO - Instituto Judio de Investigationes] is a non-profit focusing on preserving, researching, and disseminating docum...
The Yiddish Song of the Week
"The Yiddish Song of the Week" is a blog presented by the An-sky Jewish Folklore Research Project (AJFRP), itself an initiative of the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, a collaboration between the ...
American Jewish Committee Archives
The American Jewish Committee (AJC) Archives includes more than a million documents and hundreds of movies and radio shows relating to the last century of American Jewish history. While the physical a...
American Jewish Archives Journal Database
The American Jewish Archives Journal (AJAJ) Database provides access to all 114 issues (and counting) of the published AJAJ in digital format. Including informative articles, documentary analyses, and...
Milstein Family Jewish Communal Archive Project
A YIVO Archives Digital Resource, the Milstein Family Jewish Communal Archives Project is a collaborative effort to chronicle the Jewish experience in twentieth-century New York City, especially those...
Jewish Telegraphic Agency Archive
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) is a news agency and wire service focusing on issues of Jewish interest and concern. The JTA's digital archive has made its reporting going back to 1923 accessible ...
Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library
The Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library is a collection of more than 11,000 books in Yiddish available online from the National Yiddish Book Center, a non-profit organization ...
Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place
The collaborative project, Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place, is a database to track the circulation of printed "Jewish books" that is currently hosted by Columbia University's Center fo...
Open Siddur Project
The Open Siddur Project [פְּרוֹיֶּקט הַסִּדּוּר הַפָּתוּחַ] is an open-source community project working to build a completely free and publically accessible archive of digitized Jewish prayer, liturgy...
Sephardic Studies Digital Collection
The Sephardic Studies Digital Collection (SSDC), located within the University of Washington Library, is the first major digital repository of sources pertaining to the Sephardic Jews of the Mediterra...
Jewish Digital Narratives
The Jewish Digital Narratives project of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California, Berkeley explores the networks of Jewish life in California and the global diaspo...
Rabat Genizah Project
The Rabat Genizah Project is a digital archive of Moroccan Jewish documents. The project, based at Lewis & Clark College in Oregon and in partnership with the Casablanca Jewish Museum in Morocco, ...
Historical Jewish Press
The Historical Jewish Press [עיתונות יהודית היסטורית] (JPRESS) project, a partnership between the National Library of Israel and Tel Aviv University, is a platform to access a wide variey of digitized...
JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry
The JewishGen Online Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR) is a database of names and other identifying information from cemeteries and burial records worldwide, hosted by the parent website JewishGen. As...
Compact Memory is a project of digitizing and making publically accessible Jewish periodicals from the 18th-20th centuries. A portal located within the "Judaica" digital collections of the library of ...
Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project
The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project is a searchable repository of Jewish newspapers published in Pittsburgh from 1895 to the present. Available through the Digital Collections of the Carnegie...
Mapping Jewish Los Angeles
Mapping Jewish Los Angeles (MJLA) is a project that uses digital tools and multimedia technologies to enable a broad audience to discover the complex histories of the Los Angeles Jewish community. Dev...
The Braginsky Collection of the Swiss collector René Braginsky is generally considered to be the largest private collection of Hebrew manuscripts in the world. The website of this project is divided i...
Yad Vashem Digital Collections
The Digital Collections of Yad Vashem, Israel's official national memorial and research center on the Shoah, provides free online access to its large collection of material that follows Yad Vashem's m...
USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive Online
The University of Southern California's (USC) Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive Online (VHA Online) is an online searchable database of more than 4,000 video testimonies of survivors and witne...
The Albert Einstein Archives Online
The online version of the Albert Einstein Archives contains highlights of the manuscripts housed at the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. It allows users to tour some of ...
DigiBaeck, initially a digital gateway to the archives of the Leo Baeck Institute (LBI), is now the project name for all of LBI's digital collections. An online platform for a growing treasury of arti...
Centropa: The Library of Rescued Memories
Between 2000 and 2009, Centropa, a non-profit, Jewish historical institute dedicated to preserving twentieth century Jewish family stories and photos from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans, i...
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee Archives
The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives contain the organizational records of the JDC, a Jewish humanitarian organization involved in the overseas rescue, relief and rehabilita...
Plotting Yiddish Drama
Plotting Yiddish Drama is a searchable, continually expanding database of detailed plot synopses of Yiddish plays. It is a sub-project of the Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (DYTP). (Descripti...
Jewish Diaspora Collection
The Jewish Diaspora Collection (JDoC) is a collaborative and cooperative digital library designed to preserve and provide wide access to Jewish heritage materials from Florida, Latin America and the C...
Key Documents of German-Jewish History
The online source edition Key Documents of German-Jewish History [Schlüsseldokumente zur deutsch-jüdischen Geschichte] is published by the Institute for the History of German Jews (IGdJ). It offers a ...
The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art, Center for Jewish Art, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art is the main project of the Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The Index is the world’s largest repository of documentation of Jewish m...