Temple Beth El’s Library is a valuable resource that has been nurtured over the years by a dedicated group of volunteers. Our small, eclectic collection features a variety of resources designed to promote and support lifelong Jewish learning.
The library contains approximately 3,000 books, as well as audiovisual materials and magazines, on a broad range of Jewish subjects. It serves our congregation, religious school, and community with offerings of interest to all age groups, to those with considerable knowledge, as well as those with no formal Jewish education. The library is also a great place to relax and read while your children are attending Religious School classes.
An online catalog is under construction and when it is completed, the entire collection can be searched by title, author, subject, or keyword. Check out our progress at https://www.librarything.com/catalog/tbeknoxlibrary
The Library is open for self-guided use when the Temple is open during weekdays and on Sundays when Religious School is in session. You can borrow any book in the regular collection (not reference or magazines) by signing the card in the back of the book and placing it in the box on the library desk. (Instructions are posted on the Library bulletin board.) Please do not remove anything from the Library without signing it out. Books should be returned in approximately 3 weeks.
Resources for Readers
Association of Jewish Libraries – The AJL publishes book lists for people interested in Judaica. https://www.jewishlibraries.org.
Jewish Book Council – Search thousands of book reviews by using the search options. https://www.jewishbookcouncil.org.
Jewish Review of Books – The Jewish Review of Books is a quarterly publication in print and on the web for serious readers with Jewish interests. https://www.jewishreviewofbooks.com.
If you would like more information about the Library, please email Wilma Weinstein (Library Committee Chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org.