Our Temple Beth Israel Library houses a rich collection of books on Israel, the Holocaust, and Jewish history and culture, as well as popular works of fiction and short stories. Everyone from preschoolers to adults can find books to broaden the experience of our Jewish heritage.
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Over the years programs have included speakers, presentations and movies on Jewish themes such as:
Civil Rights: Freedom Riders: Dr. Louis J. Braun and Yolanda Beckett
Holocaust: (annual commemorative Kristallnacht Program) survivors: Werner Reich, Leon Gersten and Bernd Wollschlaeger (son of a Nazi Officer)
Jewish Comedy/Film/Theatre: Professor Alisa Solomon (Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof), Jeremy Dauber (Jewish Comedy) and Diane Levin (producer of movie Zookeeper's Wife )
General Interest: local authors; Marilyn Oser and Murray Weissbach
A sampling of Recent Acquisitions available to borrow and Enjoy:
An essential exploration of a rich literary tradition from the Bible to modern times, by a “rare literary authority” (New York Times Book Review) and “one of our keenest critics” (Washington Post).
Jews have long embraced their identity as “the people of the book.” But outside of the Bible, much of the Jewish literary tradition remains little known to nonspecialist readers. The People and the Books shows how central questions and themes of our history and culture are reflected in the Jewish literary canon: the nature of God, the right way to understand the Bible, the relationship of the Jews to their Promised Land, and the challenges of living as a minority in Diaspora.
Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!
Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequality, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what’s right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RBG, tells the justice’s story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements
Our Library committee maintains and enchances a collection of Jewish related books, presents programs with Jewish literary content and works with the Preschool and Religious School to incorporate the library into the education curriculum.
Our library depends on donations to support book aquisitions, speakers, a part-time librarian and membership in the JCC Book Council. Please support us.