The Temple Emanuel library features religious texts, contemporary Jewish literature, current Jewish periodicals, children’s books, and more. Resources are available for loan to members and for reference to the public. We always appreciate and encourage donations to our library.
Housed in the Education Building, the library is open during regular office and religious school hours, and is available to everyone in the congregation from our four-year-old preschool students (who enjoy story time each week), to religious school students, to readers from the Sisterhood Book Club, to those studying for conversion, and to those who wish to explore Talmud and Hebrew.
Monetary donations made to the Library Fund for such reasons as in memory of, or to honor a loved one or friend, allow us to purchase new books and periodicals throughout the year. Using monetary donations has enabled us to add to our reference section with large purchases of such things as The Schottenstein Edition of the Talmud as well as single significant volumes like The Torah, A Women’s Commentary.
We offer a large children’s section, books for tweens and young adults, adult fiction, biographies, mysteries, and non-fiction including cookbooks and study texts. We also have a small collection of DVDs and CDs. Directions for checking out materials are on the desk. Please respectfully return borrowed materials within two weeks.
Donations of new or recently published gently used books, DVDs and CDs are also gratefully accepted!