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Jewish texts? Books? Food? Music? Holidays? News? Parenting? Torah? Teens? Whatever tickles your Jewish fancy, we have a number of online resources for you to explore. Just click on the subject below.

Note: The content on these websites is not written or endorsed by Congregation Sinai.

Be sure to also explore Rabbi Berkenwald's Blog.

 

Conservative Movement Learning Opportunities

  

The Jewish Theological Seminary in New York is one of the world's leading centers of Jewish learning.  It provides a plethora of high quality material through its website.

  • learn.jtsa.edu - This site is home to over 1,500 lectures, commentaries, classes, and podcasts that bring the richness of Jewish learning at JTS directly to your computer or mobile device.  Original content includes both writings and podcasts on the weekly Torah portion; formatted and downloadable Jewish texts; and over 200 audio and video classes featuring JTS faculty members and conversations with leading figures discussing the pressing issues of our day. A dynamic hub of inspired Jewish learning, learn.jtsa.edu continues to grow each week.

 

The Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles opened the first independent rabbinical school on the West Coast. It takes pride in being history-makers and serving as pioneers in the Conservative Jewish community.

  • Online Learning Page - Learn about topics in Jewish life, the weekly Torah portion, the High Holidays, and more with faculty from the Ziegler School.

 

The Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem has some wonderful online learning opportunities prepared by Dr. Joshua Kulp.  In addition, you can register for online classes or even study in person during your next visit to Israel.

  • Mishnah Yomit (A Mishnah a day) - Receive a daily email with a translation and easy to read explanation.  The Mishnah is a collection of Jewish laws dealing with nearly every subject imaginable, from the laws of Shabbat and holidays, to marriage laws, to civil laws to laws concerning the Temple in Jerusalem.
  • Daf Shevui (A page of Talmud a week) - Receive an email a day with translation and explanation.  Each page of Talmud is divided into a week's worth of individual lessons.  The Talmud contains the teachings and opinions of thousands of rabbis on a variety of subjects, including Halakha (law), Jewish ethics, philosophy, customs, history, lore and many other topics. The Talmud is the basis for all codes of Jewish law and is much quoted in rabbinic literature.

 

The Schechter Institutes in Jerusalem has grown into a major Israeli educational organization devoted to the broad dissemination of Jewish studies for ALL Israelis, serving some 50,000 adults and children each year in Israel and Eastern Europe.

  • Come and Learn - Read new articles on timely Jewish topics by Schechter faculty.

 

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism offers some learning opportunities as well, including a downloadable copy of the latest edition of CJ: Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judaism 

  • Torah Sparks -  Torah Sparks offers a summary of the weekly Torah portion, along with insights quotations and questions for open discussion in synagogue or at home.

 

 

Other Online Jewish Resources

  

Encyclopedia Judaica Online - The Encyclopaedia Judaica is an encyclopedia of the Jewish people and Judaism.  EJ provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.  The Bureau of Jewish Education of Central Indiana has generously made Encylopedia Judaica available online for free.

 

 

Jewish-Themed Blogs

 

In addition, check out these regularly updated blogs on a variety of topics.