Recommended Websites on Jewish Life

There are many websites available to support a study on Jewish life. Below is a listing of some our favorites. 

Know of another site that belongs in this list? Email Judy to share your ideas with fellow educators.


Jewish Encyclopedia
This site contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, including over 15,000 articles and illustrations about Jewish history and culture. Please note that the original Encyclopedia was published between 1901-1906 and does not therefore cover a significant portion of modern Jewish history.

Jewish Virtual Library
This is comprehensive online Jewish encyclopedia. The Library is organized into 13 wings: History, Women, The Holocaust, Travel, Israel & The States, Maps, Politics, Biography, Israel, Religion, Judaic Treasures of the Library of Congress, Vital Statistics and Reference.

MyJewishLearning is the leading transdenominational website of Jewish information and education. The site offers articles and related media on all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life and is geared toward adults of all ages and backgrounds.

The Jewish Museum Jewish Holidays Online Resources
This online educator resource features diverse works from The Jewish Museum’s vast collection that relate to Jewish holidays. Material is developed for elementary and middle school teachers and includes images, information and activities to supplement and enhance the exploration of Jewish holidays and rituals.