Online Learning Resources
Looking for inspiration? There’s a wealth of information available at the links below.
A global center for learning and action, Valley Beit Midrash is a nonprofit organization rooted in Jewish ethics that iscommitted to improving lives through Torah learning, social action and leadership development. Its library has morethan1,200 online interviews, classes and panel discussions in audio and video formats covering aanti-Semitism, TikunOlam, Israel, Jewish identity, Jewish texts, mysticism and spirituality. Learn more.
Rabbinic Assembly Committee on Jewish Law and Standards provides information for those looking to learn about the Conservative movement and its unique halakhic voice. Learn more.
Listen to episodes of “Identity/Crisis,” a weekly podcast that delves into the big ideas behind the news from a Jewish perspective, and “For Heaven’s Sake,” a twice-monthly podcast that revives the Jewish art of constructive discussion on the collective consciousness of being Jewish. Learn more.
The Library has 13 wings: Anti-Semitism, Biography, History, Holocaust, Israel, Israel Education, Myths & Facts, Politics, Religion, Travel, US & Israel, Vital Stats and Women. In addition, the JVL has a Bookstore, Glossary, Links, News, Publications, a Timeline of Jewish History and the Virtual Israel Experience (VIE), an educational tool and virtual tour of Israel designed especially for students going on Birthright and other trips to Israel. Learn more.
Kveller.com is a rich online community for those who want to add a Jewish twist to their parenting. Whether you grew up observing Shabbat every week or had your first taste of matzah ball soup when you married into a Jewish family, the ways you can incorporate Judaism and Jewish culture into your parenting style are varied and endless. Learn More.
Since its founding in 1917, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency has served as the definitive, trusted global source of breaking news and analysis on developments impacting Jews and Jewish communities around the globe. JTA keeps the Jewish world informed and connected with a global network of correspondents in North America, the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Learn More.
The JTA Archive is a powerful reference tool that offers a perspective on current events and modern Jewish history that is not available anywhere else. With free access to nearly a century of reporting about global events affecting world Jewry, the Archive, which contains more than a quarter-million articles, is a rich resource for the casually curious as well as students and scholars of modern Jewish history. Learn More.
Launched in 2017, Alma has quickly established itself as a leading voice and online community for young Jews. As a culture site, it covers topics from Jewish pop culture to politics and news. Alma offers a radically inclusive approach toward Jewish community, ensuring that anyone who wants to unpack their Jewish identity — whatever that looks like — will feel welcome to do so. Learn More.
The Times of Israel covers one of the most complicated and contentious parts of the world. Determined to keep readers fully informed and enable them to form their own opinions, The Times of Israel has established itself as the leading source of independent and fair-minded journalism on Israel, the region, and the Jewish world. It does not require a paid subscription. Learn More.
The Nosher offers a dazzling array of new and classic Jewish recipes and food news, from Europe to Yemen, from challah to shakshuka and beyond. Edited by a celebrated NYC foodie and featuring guest posts and recipes from top food writers and cookbook authors, The Nosher is a standout food blog and an accessible and engaging hub of information relating to Jewish culinary customs, recipes and news. Learn More.
The Jewish Food Society is a nonprofit organization that works to preserve, celebrate and revitalize Jewish culinary heritage from around the world. Founded in 2017, the heart of the organization is a digital archive, which is home to hundreds of tested family recipes and the stories behind them. Learn More.
Temple Har Zion Resource Libraries
- Rabbi Glick Sermons
- Rabbi Glick Classes
- David Schwartz Classes
- Source Sheets
- Introduction to Judaism Classes
- Prayerbook Hebrew Classes
- “Temple Talks” (“TED-Talk”-style)
- Guest Speakers’ Classes:
Enjoy our Audio Library with recordings from our Cantor here.