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Chavurah Beth Shalom invites you to explore these resources for additional online Jewish learning.

Spertus Institute for Jewish Studies
Based in Chicago, Spertus invites people of all ages and backgrounds to explore the multi-faceted Jewish experience. Its Asher Library has one of the finest collections of online resources in support of Jewish studies in the world.

The Jewish Museum of New York - Online Exhibitions
The Jewish Museum's online exhibitions give viewers opportunities for in-depth, interactive encounters with the collection, as well as with featured special exhibitions. The first online exhibition, Making Connections in Art and Jewish Culture, focuses on sixty works, many of which are also in the permanent exhibition.

My Jewish Learning
A project of the Samuel Bronfman Foundation, is the central Internet site for learning about Judaism including information on Jewish history, holidays, texts, ideas, beliefs, recipes and culture.

Union of Reform Judaism
Links to many resources and websites for Jewish study, including extensive information on Reform Judaism, adult learning and school curricula.

Center for Interreligious Understanding
Rabbi Jack Bemporad's interfaith organization is a trusted resource for insight, analysis and positive action. Through educational programs and policy leadership, the CIU brings people of all faiths together to create a society of justice and peace. On this site, read Rabbi Bemporad's lectures on the common goals of the world's religions and join the CIU's efforts to fight religious stereotypes to foster genuine understanding.

Fate Did Not Let Me Go
On August 24, 1942, Valli Ollendorff wrote a loving farewell letter to her son just days before dying in the Thereseinstadt concentration camp. Lost for nearly 50 years, the letter mysteriously arrived in New Jersey in 1985 when her son was 79 years old. The inspiring Holocaust journey of Chavurah member Stephen Ollendorff is powerfully told on this elegant website. To honor Valli's example, the Ollendorff family created the nonprofit Ollendorff Center for Religious and Human Understanding dedicated to promoting religious understanding around the world. "This story teaches us about the values of courage, hope, family and strength in the face of hardship," says Stephen. "Valli reminds us that even in the most difficult circumstances, we must treat our fellow human beings with dignity, respect and compassion."

The Genius of Genesis
Chavurah Beth Shalom's Rabbi Dennis G. Shulman, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist-psychoanalyst with private practices in Manhattan and Bergen County, New Jersey. In his new book "The Genius of Genesis," Rabbi Shulman brings you with him on this extraordinary pilgrimage into the psychological wisdom literature that is Genesis. For this journey, it is Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and his children, and even God who serve as guides. "It is my fervent hope that, by examining the narratives and heroes of Genesis, we will, by journey's end, find ourselves," Rabbi Shulman says.

“It is my fervent hope that, by examining the narratives and heroes of Genesis, we will, by journey's end, find ourselves.”

Rabbi Dennis Shulman