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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...
Refugee Map - Documents from the Wiener Holocaust Library
The Refugee Map represents part of The Wiener Holocaust Library's archives. This site includes a selection of our rich collections of Family Papers, including handwritten diaries, photo albums, identi...
Interwar Jewish press of Galicia, Volhynia and Bukovina
The collection Interwar Jewish press of Galicia, Volhynia and Bukovina is part of Libraria: Ukrainian Online Periodicals Archive. The collection contains more than 25 Jewish newspapers in Polish, Germ...
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...
Israel Film Archive
The Israel Film Archive offers thousands of historical and cinematic titles (digitized in 4K and subtitled into English), from the 19th century to the present day. The archive's new digital platform e...
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...
PEACE - Portal of Epigraphy, Archaeology, Conservation and Education on Jewish Funerary Culture
When studying the history of a people one may learn a myriad of details from the ways in which they chose to remember and immortalize their dead.
Yerusha - European Jewish Archives Portal
Yerusha (Hebrew for "inheritance") is an online platform which unites Jewish archival heritage held in hundreds of archives, libraries and museums across Europe. An initiative of the Rothschild Founda...
Jewish Heritage Network
Jewish Heritage Network (JHN) is a non-profit digital agency that develops Jewish digital heritage projects and services. Their mission is to use innovative technologies to provide global access to Je...
Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament online
This project is a digitized version of Brown-Driver-Briggs' Hebrew and English Lexicon of the Old Testament. The text is broken down by Hebrew letters for ease of use. Note: This is a discontinued ...
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...
JewishGen Yizkor Book Project Database
The JewishGen Yizkor Book Project, a sub-project of parent website JewishGen, is an effort to facilitate access to yizkor, mostly Central and Eastern European memorial books created by groups of forme...
Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections Project
A YIVO Archives Digital Resource, the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections project is an international project to preserve, digitize, and virtually reunite YIVO’s prewar library and archival col...
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 ...
BeGrentze Flucht is a so-called "Online Edition" from the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). This project focuses on persecuted Jewish Austrians taking refugee in Czechoslovakia follow...
Early Holocaust Testimony
Early Holocaust Testimony is a so-called "Online Edition" from the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI). The project brings together a limited set of carefully selected and edited documen...
Online Image Database of the Institute for the History of German Jews
The Online Image Database of the Institute for the History of German Jews [Bilddatenbank 'Jüdische Geschichte' of the Institut für die Geschichte der deutschen Juden] (IGdJ) in Hamburg contains about ...
Geschichtomat, loosely translated as "history-o-mat", is an interactive and digital project designed to teach students about Jewish history and culture in Hamburg. Participating students go out into t...
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...
Jewish Residents of Ansbach in the 1930s
A project that appears to be abandoned due to a lack of funding, the Jewish Residents of Ansbach in the 1930s [Die jüdischen Ansbacher der 1930er Jahre] is an incomplete project by the Working Communi...
Deportations of Jewish Citizens from Franconia
The Deportations of Jewish Citizens from Franconia [Die Deportationen jüdischer Bürger aus Franken] is a project by the Working Community of Franconian-Jewish History [Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fränkisch-Jü...
Jewish Places is a website that visualizes places of both current and historical Jewish life in Germany and several surrounding countires via an interactive map. The four main categories of informatio...
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...
DiJeSt (Digitizing Jewish Studies)
DiJeSt (Digitizing Jewish Studies) was an incubator for digital humanities work in Jewish studies led by Dr. Sinai Rusinek, at Haifa University. With the help of a team of experts, students and volunt...
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...
A Sephardic Lighthouse: Albert Levy & the Sephardic Jewish Journey
“A Sephardic Lighthouse” is the first online exhibit of the Sephardic Studies Digital Museum, part of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. The exhibit follows the life...
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...
Digital Platform of the Jewish Documentation and Research Center of Mexico (CDIJUM)
The Digital Platform of the Jewish Documentation and Research Center of Mexico [Plataforma Digital CDIJUM (el Centro de Documentación e Investigación Judío de México)] provides digital access to docum...
JudaicAlgeria is a website that produces and links to information about the history of Jews and Jewish communities in Algeria over the last 2000 years. Covering a wide variety of different aspects of ...
The Jewish Site of Berlin
The Jewish Site of Berlin [Juden in Berlin] is a website on Jewish life and community in Berlin. Both historical and contemporary in its approach, the Jewish Site of Berlin covers a wide range of topi...
epidat ─ Research Platform for Jewish Gravestone Epigraphy
epidat ─ Research Platform for Jewish Gravestone Epigraphy [epidat ─ Forschungsplattform für jüdische Grabsteinepigraphik] is both a database and a research platform for Jewish gravestone epigraphy. A...
Alemannia Judaica - Working Group for the Study of the History of the Jews in Southern Germany and Adjacent Areas
Alemannia Judaica - Working Group for the Study of the History of the Jews in Southern Germany and Adjacent Areas [Alemannia Judaica - Arbeitsgemeinschaft für die Erforschung der Geschichte der Juden ...
Working Community of Franconian-Jewish History
The Working Community of Franconian-Jewish History [Arbeitsgemeinschaft Fränkisch-Jüdische Geschichte] (AGfjG) was established on January 8, 2006 in Fürth in the Jewish Museum Franken Fürth & Schn...
German Jewish Cultural Heritage
German Jewish Cultural Heritage (GJCH) is a discontinued interdisciplinary scientific project that lasted from approximately 2015 to 2018 and was dedicated to the recognition, examination and preserva...
Bar Ilan Responsa Project
The Bar Ilan Responsa Project [פרויקט השו"ת של בר אילן], which began in its earliest form in 1963, is the world's largest electronic collection of Torah literature. The online version of the project, ...
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...
Arquivo Maaravi: Digital Journal of Jewish Studies
Arquivo Maaravi: Digital Journal of Jewish Studies [Arquivo Maaravi: Revista Digital de Estudos Judaicos da UFMG] is a semiannual peer-reviewed journal edited in Belo Horizonte, Brazil by the Fed...
The successor of the Jewish Online Museum site, Jewish Lives is a website that exists to tell the story of Jewish people who settled in New Zealand and the contributions they have made to New Zealand ...
Memoria Viva is an organization focused on recovering, preserving, and disseminating the testimonies of survivors and refugees of the Holocaust who made Chile their homeland after having to escape fro...
South Africa Jewish Rootsbank: The South African Jewish Database
South Africa Jewish Rootsbank: The South African Jewish Database is a project at the Centre for Migration and Genealogy aiming to create a comprehensive database of records and information relating to...