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  • National Museum of American Jewish History

    The National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire. Contact Yael Eytan or Ilana Blumenthal.

  • Jewish Reconstructionist Movement

    The Jewish Reconstructionist Movement, previously the Jewish Reconstructionalist Federation, contains hundreds of resources based on the values, beliefs and history of Reconstructionist Judaism. It is operated by the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Council.

  • Union of Orthodox Rabbis

    The Union of Orthodox Rabbis of the United States and Canada, or the Agudath Harabonim, is an association of Haredi rabbis. It was once a part of the Orthodox Union but split away in 1901. The association does not have a website.

  • Chabad-Lubavitch

    Chabad-Lubavitch is one of the largest Hasidic groups within the Orthodox branch of Judaism. It is based in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, and its followers are students of a line of seven rabbis, the last of which was Rebbe Menachem Schneerson, who died in 1994. Outside of New York and Israel, Chabad is primarily known for the international network of “Chabad Houses” it runs in places large (Paris, Prague, Pittsburgh) and small (Big Sky, Mont.; Fairbanks, Ala.; Rogers, Ark.), where Chabad rabbis and their wives work to reconnect Jews to their faith traditions and roots. Their website has a state-by-state list of Chabad houses in the U.S. Contact director Rabbi Zalman Shmotkin.

  • Cedar Tree Institute

    The Cedar Tree Institute works with organizations, including religious groups, to develop environmental projects in Northern Michigan.

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