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Jewish Los Angeles

Librarian for Jewish and Israel Studies

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Diane Mizrachi
A1540K Charles E. Young Research Library
(310) 825-6523
Contact: Twitter Page

Research Assistance

Research assistance in the social sciences and humanities is available at the Charles E. Young Research Library. See Reference and Research Help for complete reference service options.

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COVID-19 Library Updates

Dear UCLA Library users,

Because of the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 restrictions, the UCLA Library is closed to the public until further notice, and all librarians are working remotely. We apologize for the inconvenience the lack of access to our print materials and in-person library consultations may cause you, but we are pleased to present a guide with links to Temporary Expanded Access to Online Resources for UCLA students, faculty and staff. 

Current UCLA students, faculty, and staff can access all electronic journals, databases, e-books and more by using the proxy-server or VPN.

We have a rich array on online modules containing online library, research and writing instruction. These can be viewed independently or embedded into course CCLE sites.  

For general librarian assistance, please use our Ask-a-Librarian chat services.

For assistance and consultation on remote library instruction in the disciplines of Communication Studies, Jewish & Israel Studies, Library & Information Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy and Sociology, please feel free to contact me via email. If we need a more in-depth consultation I am happy to set up a zoom meeting.

Click here to find a list of all our subject specialists.

Please stay healthy and positive during this unusual time and I look forward to working with you all back on campus as soon as viable.

Best regards,

Diane Mizrachi, PhD

Librarian for Social Science, Humanities, Jewish & Israel Studies

Los Angeles Jewish History: Resources at UCLA and Beyond

This guide serves as a portal for resources related to the history of Los Angeles' Jewish community from the founding of Jewish organizational life in 1854 to today. It includes tips for accessing materials available at UCLA, as well as links to a wide variety of e-resources, including online reference sources, bibliographies, databases, indexes, journal collections and organizational websites. Please note that while some electronic resources are freely available, others are subscription services provided by the UCLA Library, so remote access may be necessary when accessing from off-campus.

The UCLA Center for Jewish Studies supports teaching and research activities for a number of campus academic departments, organized research units, and interdepartmental degree programs. Principal among these are the Departments of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, Germanic Languages, English, History, Political Science, and the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies. Its Mapping Jewish LA project uncovers previously hidden histories of the Los Angeles Jewish community, preserves them and makes them accessible.