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  • Dorot: The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Jewish Studies (Mcgill University Department of Jewish Studies, 1993)
    "The McGill Undergraduate Journal of Jewish Studies is published annually by the Jewish Studies Students’ Association with generous assistance from the community and the university. The Journal of Jewish Studies often ...
  • Novak, William (My Jeiwish Learning, 2020)
    This article by William Novak in My Jewish Learning is an excerpt from his books "The Big Book of Jewish Humor," published by HarperCollins. He argues that the uniqueness of American Jewish humor has not been recognized. ...
  • The Rabbinical Assembly (The Rabbinical Assembly, 2020)
    "The Rabbinical Assembly, first established in 1901 by graduates of the rabbinical school of the Jewish Theological Seminary, is the international association of Conservative/Masorti rabbis. Today its ranks include rabbis ...
  • Glazer, Nathan (American Jewish Year Book 1955, 1955)
    "The purpose of this essay is to describe the social characteristics of the American Jews from their arrival through their three hundred years of life in the United States. By 'social ...
  • Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals (jewishideas.org, 2020)
    "The Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals offers a vision of Orthodox Judaism that is intellectually sound, spiritually compelling, and emotionally satisfying. Based on an unwavering commitment to the Torah tradition and ...
  • Jewish Federations of North America (2020)
    Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) is a network of philanthropic Jewish Federations which supports the social welfare, educational and social services needs of the Jewish community. They also respond to the needs ...
  • CHW 
    Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (2020)
    The home page for CHW (Canadian Hadassah-WIZO). Its mission is to support "programs and services for Children, Healthcare and Women in Israel and Canada." Click on the link to visit CHW's home page.
  • Hadassah (2020)
    Hadassah was founded over 100 years ago, predating when women were able to vote in the United States as well as the founding of Israel. Its primary commitment is to "women’s health and well-being, to Israel, and to Jewish ...
  • Hillel (2020)
    The homepage for the student organization, Hillel. Hillel has chapters in over 550 colleges and universities in North America and around the world. Its purpose is to foster Jewish community on college campuses and to ...
  • Levine, David (Hudson Valley, 2019-05-29)
    A brief history and anecdotes about an important part of North American Jewish life in the twentieth century. Click on the link above to access the article.
  • Goldscheider, Calvin (contexts, 2003)
    "High rates of intermarriage have become an obsession with Jewish community leaders. They fear the disappearance of Jews in America. But demography is not destiny. The case of the Jews shows one way ethnic communities ...
  • Bryn, Robert; Lenton, Rhona (The Conversation, 2019-03-19)
    The authors discuss the characteristics of the Jewish community in Canada. They note that a shit has been taking place in the way Canadian Jews identify with their Judaism. Canadian Jews, they argue, have been moving "from ...
  • Milken Archive (Miken Archive, 2020)
    The "Milken Archive was founded in 1990 to document, preserve, and disseminate the vast body of music that pertains to the American Jewish experience. Over the past two-and-a-half decades, the Milken Archive has become the ...
  • Blaff, Ari (Tablet, 2019-05-06)
    This article discusses the 2018 Survey of Jews in Canada (in this collection), and notes that this survey was ignored in the United States. The author notes that, while American Jews have tended to view themselves as the ...
  • Brym, Robert; Neuman, Keith; Lenton, Rhonda (Environics Institute for Survey Research, 2019)
    A survey of Canadian Jews that examines the Canadian Jewish experience.Modeled on the 2013 Pew Survey of American Jews (see the Pew survey in this collection), the Environics Institute for Survey Research looks at "what ...
  • Zeder, Jeri (My Jewish Learning--Reprinted from the Forward, 2006-12-29)
    A brief history of Jewish American summer camps, originally published in the Forward in 2006. Click on the link above to access the article from My Jewish Learning.
  • Schoenfeld, Stuart (Canadian Journal of Sociology, 1978)
    "The question of similarities and differences between the Jewish community of Canada and that of the United States is examined with respect to religious organizations, attitudes and practices." Click on the link above to ...
  • Jewish Book Council (Jewish Book Council, 2019)
    "Jew­ish Book Coun­cil, found­ed in 1944, is the longest-run­ning orga­ni­za­tion devot­ed exclu­sive­ly to the sup­port and cel­e­bra­tion of Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture. For over sev­en­ty years, we have used lit­er­a­ture to ...
  • Garcia, Sandra E. (New York Times, 2019-04-28)
    An interview with Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein of the Chabad of Poway, where a gunman killed one Jewish congregant and injured many more, including the rabbi. Click on the link above to access.
  • Mazon (MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, 2019)
    MAZON began building relationships with rabbis and synagogues across the country, encouraging them to donate a portion of the cost of life-cycle celebrations (weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, and other joyous ...

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