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GENERAL INTEREST

About Judaism http://judaism.about.com/
A search engine providing links to sites with information about any and all aspects of Jewish life.

Maven http://www.maven.co.il/
The largest and most popular Web reference directory for Jewish related websites.

JEWISH LEARNING - GENERAL

Jewish Virtual Library http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/
A source for information about Jewish history, Israel, U.S. - Israel relations, the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and Judaism.

Judaism 101 http://www.jewfaq.org/index.htm
An online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays and customs

My Jewish Learning http://www.myjewishlearning.com/
A resource for adult audiences of diverse backgrounds and learning objectives, and representing the wide and valid range of trans-denominational perspectives within Judaism.

Shamash Torah Commentaries www.shamash.org/tanach/dvar.shtml
A clearing house of various d’vrei Torah from across the religious and political spectrum.

URJ Torah Study Page www.urj.org/learning/torah
The Torah study resource of the Union of Reform Judaism

Jewish Encyclopedia www.jewishencyclopedia.com
The unedited full text of the 1906 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, containing over 15,000 articles and illustrations.

JEWISH LEARNING - FAMILY

Behrman House http://www.behrmanhouse.com
A publishing company providing online resources to support a child’s religious school studies and enrich Jewish home life.

Jewish Values in Parenting http://www.jewish-parenting.org/
Parenting tips that incorporate Jewish values as the guidelines for practice.

Mispacha - A Virtual Community for Jewish Families http://www.mishpacha.org/
Providing an opportunity for groups of parents to come together online, encountering each other and their Jewish identities. Each community spends three months exploring Judaism with a professional facilitator, after which they can decide how to continue on their own.

OUR REFORM JEWISH COMMUNITY

Union for Reform Judaism www.urj.org
The central body of the Reform Movement in North America and a thorough resource on Reform Judaism.

Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) www.wrj.org
The Federation of Temple Sisterhoods.

Men of Reform Judaism www.menrj.org
A coalition of over 250 affiliated brotherhoods with 25,000 members across North America, dedicated to tikkun olam, 'repairing the world', through the practice of Brotherhood.

The Religious Action Center www.rac.org
The Washington, DC, office of the Union for Reform Judaism, The RAC and the hub of Jewish social justice and legislative activity in the nation’s capital. The RAC educates and mobilizes the American Jewish community on legislative and social concerns.

World Union for Progressive Judaism www.wupj.org
An international umbrella organization of the Reform, Liberal, Progressive & Reconstructionist movements. The World Union endeavors to strengthen Jewish life in Israel and worldwide by establishing and supporting modern, pluralistic congregations and institutions, developing Jewish communal and youth leadership and advancing social justice.

RJBlog http://blogs.rj.org/
The news and views of Reform Judaism.

Jewish Community Organizations

American Jewish Committee http://www.ajc.org/
An organization that works to safeguard and strengthen Jews and Jewish life worldwide.

The UJA Federation of New York www.ujafedny.org
Caring for those in need, rescuing those in harm's way, and renewing and strengthening the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world.

Westchester Jewish Council http://www.wjcouncil.org/
Our local Jewish Community Relations that works to coordinate and serve as a resource organization to the Jewish community of Westchester County.

ISRAEL

ARZA: The Association of Reform Zionists of America http://www.arza.org
ARZA works to both strengthen and enrich the Jewish identity of Reform Jews in the United States by ensuring that a connection with Eretz Yisrael is a fundamental part of that identity and develop support for and strengthens the Reform movement in Israel. It promotes advocacy for a Jewish, pluralistic, just and democratic society in the State of Israel.

The David Project http://www.thedavidproject.org/
A non-profit organization whose mission is to promote a fair and honest understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Embassy of Israel/kids http://www.israelemb.org/kids/
Designed to educate children about Israel. “Shrulik,” an Israeli cartoon character, hosts the site and invites visitors to “tour” the country and learn about the language, geography, food, currency, and customs of Israel.

The Israel Religious Action Center www.IRAC.org
The public and legal advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel, IRAC works to advancing pluralism in Israeli society, advocating on behalf of a broadly inclusive Israeli democracy.

Myths & Facts Online http://www.us-israel.org/jsource/myths/mftoc.html
A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict.

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YOUTH AND SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES

URJ Youth and College Programs http://www.urj.org/what-we-do/youth
A list of all URJ Youth and College opportunities in Israel and North America, categorized by program type, participant age and location.

North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) http://www.nfty.org
The Reform Jewish youth movement .

NFTY NAR- New York Area Region http://www.nfty.org/nar/
The Reform Jewish youth movement for Westchester, New York City and Long Island

Eisner and Crane Lake Summer Camps http://eisnercranelake.urjcamps.org
Our Region’s fantastic URJ sleep away camps in Great Barrington and West Stockbridge, MA.

News Links

BabagaNewz http://babaganewz.com/
An educational classroom magazine, website, and book club for use by Jewish students in congregational schools and at home.

CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) www.camera.org/
Fostering sound reporting while educating news consumers about Middle East issues and the critical role of the Media.

Ha’aretz www.haaretz.com
News, features and opinions from Israel.

Honest Reporting http://honestreporting.com/
Identifies and fights media bias against Israel.

The Jerusalem Report http://www.jpost.com/
The Jewish World's Leading News Magazine.

The Jewish Week http://www.thejewishweek.com/
Serving The Jewish Community of Greater New York.

The Jewish World Review http://www.jewishworldreview.com/
A webzine sharing insights about a wide range of Jewish ideas.

Jewish Professional Organizations

American Conference of Cantors www.accantors.org
The professional organization representing the Reform cantorate.

Central Conference of American Rabbis http://www.ccarnet.org/
The body of rabbis who consider themselves, and are considered to be, the organized rabbinate of Reform Judaism.

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion http://huc.edu/
The educational center for Reform clergy and professionals.

National Association of Temple Administrators http://www.natanet.org/
The professional organization for those who serve Reform synagogues as executives, administrators, or managers.

National Association of Temple Educators http://www.natenet.org/
The professional organization of Jewish educators of the Reform Movement.