Tuesday, July 12th

Tuesday, July 12th

9:00 AM-9:30 AM  


9:30 AM-11:00 AM



Yoel Finkelman                 


Opening Remarks:                 

David Blumberg

Realizing the Vision


Keynote Address by Moshe Koppel

How Technology and Virtual Collections Enable a Revolution in Judaica Research

11:00 AM-11:30 AM

Coffee break

11:30 AM-1:00 PM


Panel Session 1: Physical Materials in a Digital Age



Sharon Liberman Mintz, The Jewish Theological Seminary


Michelle Chesner
, Columbia University

In the Footprints of Giants: Taking the Digital Beyond Digitization

Ilana Tahan, The British Library

For King and Country: The Physicality of Historical Ephemera


Arthur Kiron, University of Pennsylvania Libraries

Judaica in the Age of Digital Reproduction

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM-3:30 PM Poster Presentations

Silvia Bialik
, Centro de Documentación e Investigación Judío de México

On the Centro de Documentación e Investigación Judío de México – CDIJUM  

Milka Levy-Rubin, The National Library of Israel
A Digital Library of Holy Land Maps at the National Library of Israel


​Rachel Boertjens, Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana
The Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Training a Young Professional


Wendy Luterman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Oral History Division

Anita Brumer, Instituto Cultural Judaico Marc Chagall, Brasil
Instituto Cultural Judaico Marc Chagall, Brasil


Ekaterina Oleshkevich, The Russian State Library
The Schneerson Collection at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow (a branch of the Russian State Library)


Michelle Chesner, Columbia University
Footprints: Jewish Books Through Time and Place


Tânia Neumann Kaufman, Arquivo Historico Judaico de Pernambuco
On the Arquivo Historico Judaico de Pernambuco

Yitzchak Gila, The National Library of Israel
Ktiv – The International Collection of Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts



Osvaldo Quiroga
, Museo y Archivo Regional de las Colonias Judías del Centro de Entre Ríos
Museum and Historical Archive of the Jewish Colonies in Entre Rios, Argentina: A Place for Memory, Learning and Enjoyment




Anastasia Glazanova and Pnina Younger, The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
Reconstruction of Jewish Community Archives at the CAHJP: Collections, Hierarchy and Digital Preservation


Judith Riquelme Ríos and Ana María Tapia-Adler, Archivo Histórico Judío de Chile
La Civilización No Suprime la Barbarie, la Perfecciona


Eva Guelbert de Rosenthal, Museo histórico comunal y de la Colonización judía
Jewish Colonization Community Historical Museum: Experience and Projects  

Lyudmila Sholokhova, YIVO Library and Archives
The YIVO Vilna Collections Project: Reuniting Archival and Library Collections Dispersed by WWII


Rachel Heuberger
, Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Specialized Information Service : Jewish Studies and Israel Studies – University Library Frankfurt / Main in Collaboration with Media University, StuttgartCentro Bibliografico Ucei: Goals and Projects

Eyal Reuven, The National Library of Israel
Hackita 02

Stephen Jacobs, Rochester Institute of Technology
A Digitized Diary of a Jewish Soldier in the Boxer War


Raquel Ukeles, The National Library of Israel
Jrayed: Arabic Newspapers of Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine

​Chezkie Kasnett, The National Library of Israel
A-Z: The Israel Archives Network Project

Alex Valdman, The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People
Beyond Collection and Preservation: The Yerusha Project at the CAHJP


​Menachem Katz, The Friedberg Genizah Project
The Friedberg Babylonian Talmud Variants Project – Hachi Garsinan


Dov Winer, Judaica Europeana
Contextualizing Catalogs and Digitized Texts for Jewish Studies with Linked Data Jewish Encyclopedia Applying Named Entities Recognition

3:30 PM-5:00 PM



Panel Session 2: The Transformation of Physical Pages
to a Digital Medium


Chair Zsuzsanna Toronyi, Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives

Lev Israel, Sefaria
Sefaria: Open Sourcing the Jewish Canon


Ruti Abramovitch, Israel State Archives

Digitizing the Israel State Archives


Laura Brazzo, CDEC Digital Library

Enriching Knowledge through Linked Open Data at the CDEC