New JBC Educational Resource Center

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter

Inspired by conversations at Slingshot Day 2010, the JBC team decided that we were missing a vital section of a literary website: an educational resource center!

Over the years, the JBC has provided numerous organizations with topic-specific reading lists and also reached out to experts in the field for reading suggestions based on their topic of expertise. That being said, there has never been a designated space on the JBC website for these reading lists. Well, we’ve fixed that.

In late fall of last year, we spent time connecting with organizations across Jewish life, requesting curated reading lists on their topic of focus. The first lists are now online, and new lists will be continuously added (if you have ideas, let us know!). And, in case you haven’t heard, we are overhauling our website. The new site will launch in fall 2011 and will include an easily accessible space for all of these lists.

The resource center can be found here.

Current lists include:

Jewish Children’s and YA Books (curated by Association of Jewish Libraries)

Jewish Interfaith Families (curated by Jewish Outreach Institute)

Jewish LGBT Themes (curated by Keshet)

Jewish Rituals and Customs (curated by

Jewish Social Justice (curated by American Jewish World Service)

Jewish Women and Breast Cancer (curated by Sharsheret)

Judaism and the Environment (curated by Hazon)

Sephardic Studies (curated by American Sephardi Federation)

Women and Judaism (curated by Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance)


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