Resources

Web sites:

Jews in America
www.jewsinamerica.org
The Center for Jewish History in New York City houses different Jewish organizations, including The American Jewish Historical Society. The organization fosters the creation and dissemination of Jewish knowledge and to make the historical and cultural record of the Jewish people readily accessible to scholars, students and the broad public.

Southern Jewish Historical Society
www.jewishsouth.org
The Southern Jewish Historical Society is focused on learning about the Jewish experience in the American South from the Colonial period, through the Civil War to the present.

Through Our Parents' Eyes: History & Culture of Southern Arizona
parentseyes.arizona.edu
Through Our Parents' Eyes: History & Culture of Southern Arizona brings to the Web the history, culture and experiences of the many peoples who live in this vibrant region. Through the use of digital histories presented as images, text, audio, and video, Southern Arizona's history and culture is available to anyone with access to the Internet.

 

Texts:

  • Challenge and Change: History of Jews In America (3 volumes), Shelley Kapnek Rosenberg (Behrman House, Inc., 2005)
  • This Land of Liberty: A History of America’s Jews, Helene Schwartz Kenvin (Behrman House, 1986)
  • A New Promised Land: A History of Jews in America, Hasia R. Diner (Oxford University Press, 2003)
  • Forged In Freedom, Shaping the Jewish-American Experience, Norman H. Finkelstein (Jewish Publication Society of America, 2002)
  • Zack, William Bell
  • Witness, Karen Hesse
  • Walker’s Crossing, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
  • A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life, Dana Reinhardt
  • Triangle, Katherine Weber
  • The Bread Givers, Anzia Yezierska
  • The Jew Store, Stella Suberman
  • The Chosen, Chaim Potok
  • Up Up and Oy Vey! How Jewish History Culture and Values Shaped The Comicbook Superhero, Simcha Weinstein
  • Jews in America, A Cartoon History (revised edition), Daivd Gantz
  • The Adventures of Rabbi Harvey, A Graphic Novel of Jewish Wisdom and Wit in the Wild West, Steve Sheinkin 2006
  • The Contract with God Trilogy: Life on Dropsie Avenue (A Contract With God, A Life Force, Dropsie Avenue), Will Eisner
  • Heeding the Call: Jewish Voices in America’s Civil Rights Struggle, Norman H. Finkelstein (Jewish Publication Society of America, 1997)

 

Films:

  • Paper Clips, 2004
  • School Ties, 1992
  • The Cantor’s Son, 1937 (available from the National Center for Jewish Film)
  • White Terror, 2005