February 19, 1998
City of URLs
City of URLs: A highly selective tour of Jewish Los Angeles websites
Unless you know where to look, the World Wide Web can sometimes feel more like a black hole than cyberspace. The following are some of the best websites Jewish L.A. has to offer. This is a highly subjective decision, but I've used a few criteria, namely, how does the page look, is it easy to use, and has it been updated recently? So, during the Jewish Web/Net Week (Feb. 22-27, it will be raining anyhow, so why not spend some time at the computer), visit The Jewish Journal's web page ( http://www.lafn.org/jjla ) -- where you'll find this article complete with active links.
To find these web pages, I enlisted the help of "At L.A.", (http://www.at-la.com) a site with a vast set of directories to almost everything online in L.A. Looking under Religion: Judaism, I went to http://www.at-la.com/@la-god/jewish.htm, where I found a diverse and nearly comprehensive list of Jewish sites. Another very helpful site in this search was http://www1.jewishgen.org/jgsla/shuls.htm, which is a listing of synagogues from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Los Angeles.
My Top Picks
Valley Beth Shalom
Temple Beth Sholom of Orange County in Tustin.
Anshe Emes Synagogue
Temple Ami Shalom in West Covina
Two JCCs, Long Beach and West Valley, have web
pages that are worth a visit:
The Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance
Also of Interest
Kosher Restaurant Guide
The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
http://www.aliyah.org/ Israel Aliyah Center, Los Angeles
Congregation Shomrei Torah in West Hills
http://www.templeetzchaim.com/ Temple Etz
Chaim in Thousand Oaks
These are just a few of the hundreds of sites put up by Jewish organizations in Los Angeles. Do your own search, and find your own way through Jewish cyberspace.
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