Last Barrier to Freedom

Core Fields
Morris Laub

Birth of a Community, Jews and the Gold Rush (VHS)


1994, 42 min.

Core Fields
Bill Chayes

To Reach This Season: A Russian's Odyssey to the West

Core Fields
Grigory Pasternak
Eugene Raleigh

American Jewish History

 Portrait of Isaac and Jette Levison by J. Eberhart, 1857 [76.28]

The most important archival holdings documenting the history of the Jews in America are: 

Academic Consortium at the Jewish Endowment Fund

Jewish Community Federation

The Academic Consortium brings faculty and graduate students in the field of Jewish Studies together with their peers at other Bay Area institutions, providing intellectual exchang

Encyclopaedia Judaica (UC Berkeley access only)

Online version of the 22-volume Encyclopedia Judaica.

Otzar ha-chokhmah (UC Berkeley access only)

Otzar ha-chokhmah (אוצר החכמה) is an online database containing more than 45,000 full-text titles in a wide range of fields of Judaic Studies from ancient to modern: Bible and it

Index to Hebrew Periodicals (UC Berkeley access only)

Indexes over 300 journals and newsletters covering a variety of subjects with an emphasis on Judaica, literature, education, arts, law and current Israel affairs (politics and society).

UCLA Center for Jewish Studies

The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies sponsors nearly seventy courses a year in Jewish studies at UCLA, as wel