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ABOUT THE CYBRARY

A cybrary is a categorized collection of electronic resources. Unlike an online library catalog, a cybrary does not simply point you to a resource; it provides the resource itself. In addition to the physical collection housed in the synagogue, we have brought the library into the 21st century by bringing it into cyberspace. Our “cybrary” is an adventure in learning about Torah, Jewish heritage, and varied topics of Jewish interest. If you need a dvar Torah, a kosher restaurant, or an online Jewish encyclopedia, simply click on the “links” that interest you. They will take you to the most fascinating and exciting Jewish sites on the Web.

A cybrary consists of material selected, vetted and arranged by librarians who apply the same criteria to web pages they do to printed books. Read more about our selection policies here.

Why can’t I just use a search engine to find what I want?

The most difficult thing about using the Internet is finding the information you want. Search engines typically return huge numbers of hits, many of which are useless. Even directories such as Yahoo, or their Jewish equivalents such as Maven and Hareshima, mix personal pages with institutional ones. And it’s very difficult to determine the credentials and authority of the authors. A cybrary consists of material selected, vetted and arranged by librarians who apply the same criteria to web pages they do to printed books.

So, where do I start?

If you just want to browse, try the section on Jewish Search Engines. It offers access to wonderful starting points, some created by individuals and some from institutional sources.

THE CYBRARY (INDEX)

Internet Resources
Jewish Search Engines
Reference
Computers

Life Long Learning
Divrei Torah
Jewish Texts
Online Learning and Education
Hebrew

Keeping the Faith
Basic Judaism
Jewish Holidays and Shabbat
Kashrut

Jews in the News
Newspapers and Magazines
Jewish History
The Holocaust
Jewish Communities
Israel

Youth Corner

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