Recommended Links

Read the compilation of the full text of “Conservative Judaism 101: A Primer for New Members (And Practically Everyone Else!)” by our member and Past President Ed Rudofsky.  In addition to serving SHJC in a number of capacities throughout the years, Ed is chair of United Synagogue’s Committee on Congregational Standards.

About Judaism
www.jewfaq.org An online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.
www.judaism.about.com A good introductory site for information about Judaism, Jewish culture and Israel. The site aims to provide basic, halachically correct information about Judaism in a welcoming, pluralistic manner.
www.uscj.org The website of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
www.beingjewish.com Basic teachings of Judaism in a question and answer format.
www.scjfaq.org/faq The soc.culture.jewish newsgroup FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions), one of the most extensive on the Web. Searchable, it covers basic Judaism, Jewish culture, Israel, history, the Holocaust, holidays, dietary laws, practices, etc.

Education
www.suffolkssds.org The Solomon Schechter Day School of Suffolk County is located on the premises of the Suffolk Y-JCC, at 74 Hauppauge Road in Commack. The school provides and encourages academic excellence in General and Judaic studies in a warm and nurturing environment. The goal is academic excellence with an emphasis on Jewish values and traditions. SuffolkCounty, NY

Prayer
www.sidduraudio.com A convenient resource, following Siddur Sim Shalom, for practicing and learning to chant the siddur liturgy and other prayers.

Calendar / Holidays
www.hebcal.com Jewish calendar tools, including interactive calendar, Shabbat candle-lighting times, Hebrew date converter, Jewish holidays and Torah readings.
www.ou.org/chagim The website for the Orthodox Union, the central coordinating agency for American and Canadian Orthodox congregations. The Jewish holidays pages provide a wealth of basic, intermediate and advanced information and learning.
www.shamash.org/trb/yahr Enter a calendar date, and this online program will generate a printable 50-year yahrtzeit calendar.

For Kids
www.torahtots.com Weekly Torah readings, holiday information, coloring pages, games and puzzles, all geared to younger learners.
www.babaganewz.com Online edition of this monthly magazine for grades 4-7. Articles about major news stories, religious holidays, cultural events and trends; games, e-cards, crafts, recipes and more.

Food and Entertainment
Cosmopolitan Caterers, the fine Glatt kosher caterer located at SHJC, featuring delicious nouvelle kosher cuisine in a sophisticated and beautiful space.