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The Community Relations Council provides educational resources for the Jewish community and broader communities. Following is a partial list of acronyms and their shorthand and links to their sites.  Please contact the CRC Director for more information on these sites or for information on other sites and for speakers or information for your program or classroom.

Family and Parenting Resources702

  • BBYO - B’nai B’rith Youth Organization: non-denominational
  • Interfaithfamily.com - InterfaithFamily.com offers resources & services for interfaith couples and families exploring Jewish life.
  • ITIM: The Jewish Life Information Center, ITIM is an independent, non-profit organization, dedicated to making Jewish life accessible to all
  • JCC / J - Jewish Community Center - The "J"
  • JewishEveryday.com - Ideas and resources for raising young kids Jewishly
  • Jewish-Parenting.org - Everything you wanted to know about parenting from a Jewish perspective.
  • Judaica for Kids
  • Kveller - A Jewish Twist on Parenting
  • MASA – Gateway to long term Israel programs for Jewish youth
  • Mispacaha - Jewish Parenting
  • ModernJewishMom.com
  • Natural Jewish Parenting
  • NCSY - National Council of Synagogue Youth - Orthodox youth organization
  • NFTY - National Federation of Temple Youth. Reform youth group.
  • USY - United Synagogue Youth. Conservative youth group.

General Judaism Information and Resources703

  • Aish.com - Judaism - one stop for everything Jewish, Jewish Holidays, Israel News, Holocaust Studies, Jewish Spirituality, Weekly Torah Portion, Western Wall Camera, Aish HaTorah and more.
  • Chabad.org - Official homepage for worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch movement that promotes Judaism and provides daily Torah lectures and Jewish insights
  • HADASSAH - Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Org of America
  • ITIM: The Jewish Life Information Center, ITIM is an independent, non-profit organization, dedicated to making Jewish life accessible to all
  • Judaism 101
  • Judaism.com
  • MyJewishLearning.com

Student and Young Adult Resources704

  • BBYO - B’nai B’rith Youth Organization: non-denominational
  • HILLEL – The foundation for Jewish campus life
  • BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL– gives the gift of educational, first-time trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26.
  • ICC – Israel on Campus Coalition – promotion Israel advocacy and action on college campuses
  • ICS - Institute for Curriculum Services - National resource center for accurate Jewish content in schools
  • MASA – Gateway to long term Israel programs for Jewish youth
  • NCSY - National Council of Synagogue Youth - Orthodox youth organization
  • NFTY - National Federation of Temple Youth. Reform youth group.
  • USY - United Synagogue Youth. Conservative youth group.
  • YAD – Young Adult Division of the UJFT

Anti-Semitism and Human Rights Resources

Jewish Educational Resources

  • AJL: Association of Jewish Libraries
  • CAJE - Central Agency for Jewish Education
  • ICS - Institute for Curriculum Services - National resource center for accurate Jewish content in schools
  • JESNA: Jewish Education Service of North America
  • JVL: Jewish Virtual Library
  • MyJewishLearning.com

Jewish News Resources705

  • CAMERA – Committee for Accuracy on Mid-East Reporting in America
  • Ha’aretz - Haaretz.com is the world's leading English-language Website for real-time news and analysis of Israel and the Middle East.
  • Honest Reporting – Monitoring of Western media
  • Jerusalem Post
  • JTA - Jewish Telegraph Agency (Jewish news wire service)
  • TIP – The Israel Project - is a non-profit educational organization that gets facts about Israel and the Middle East to press, public officials and the public.

Israel Information and Resources

  • AIPAC -  America Israel Public Affairs Committee: pro-Israel lobby.
  • Embassy of Israel (Washington, DC)
  • IAI – Israel Advocacy Initiative – builds grassroots support for Israel in a partnership between JFNA and JCPA
  • IAN – Israel Action Network – New initiative between JFNA and the JCPA to help communities better combat Israel delegitimization efforts, specifically the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
  • IDF – Israel Defense Forces
  • Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • ISRAEL21c - s a non-profit educational foundation with a mission to focus media and public attention on the 21st century Israel that exists beyond the conflict.
  • JAFI -  Jewish Agency for Israel. Quasi governmental organization responsible for aliyah and service to new immigrants
  • JNF-  Jewish National Fund.  Israeli organization charged with land reclamation, water resources and conservation.
  • TIP – The Israel Project - is a non-profit educational organization that gets facts about Israel and the Middle East to press, public officials and the public.
  • ZOA - Zionist Organization of America

Jewish Food Resources706

Other Jewish Resources

  • Hazon.org - Jewish environmental organization working to build a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community
  • JCC / J - Jewish Community Center - The "J"
  • JCPA Jewish Council for Public Affairs. Umbrella organization for Jewish community relations agencies. Annual Plenum establishes consensus policy positions.
  • JDC -  American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. Rescue, relief and rehabilitation services to Jews worldwide.
  • JFNA – Jewish Federations of North America
  • JFS - Jewish Family Service
  • JTS - Jewish Theological Seminary. Conservative rabbinic seminary.
  • ORT - ORT's global network of schools and training programs provide cutting-edge curriculum and robust educational initiatives in 55 countries.
  • OU - The Orthodox Union. Umbrella organization of Orthodox congregations. Kashruth certification.
  • RA - Rabbinical Assembly. Conservative.
  • URJ - Union for Reform Judaism. Umbrella organization of Reform congregations.
  • USCJ - United Synagogue of Conservative Jewry. Umbrella organization of Conservative congregations.
  • USHMM – United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
  • VHM – Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, VA.

*The above web-sites are not endorsed by The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, but provided as information only.  This is not a comprehensive listing of available resources, but a selection of popular web-sites.


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