Ohio State has one of the best Judaica collections in the country, and is growing constantly. Our Jewish Studies Librarian Joseph Galron was trained in Israel and served for fifteen years as a cataloguer and librarian at Tel-Aviv University. Joseph contributed to the creation of ALEPH, the automated catalogue system used in Israel.
Other Useful Resources
Holocaust Awareness Council at the Ohio State University
The Holocaust Awareness Council seeks to educate Ohio State students, staff, and faculty and the wider Columbus community about the Holocaust, genocide, and modern antisemitism. While the term "awareness" may seem a less appropriate choice than "education," as if to imply we seek to raise money or to rally people for a social cause, we do not simply seek to educate people about the historical events of the Holocaust. The council also wishes to make people aware of the role the Holocaust plays in our contemporary world.
Jewish Theological Seminary of America: Melton Research Center
The Melton Research Center for Jewish Education, established in 1960 under the sponsorship of Samuel M. Melton of Columbus, Ohio, has the mandate of improving the quality of Jewish education throughout North America. In 1984, the Melton Research Center was awarded the first Daniel Issacman Memorial Award for Jewish Education for its generative work in educational research and publications. In 1992, the center was honored by Hadassah at its eightieth anniversary celebration for its outstanding contribution to and positive impact on fostering Jewish learning and scholarship and strengthening Jewish communal life through the training and development of Jewish educators.