Library

Library Hours

    • Sunday 9:00 - 1:00
    • Monday 3:30 - 5:30
    • Tuesday 3:30 - 5:30
    • Wednesday 3:30 - 7:30
    • Thursday 3:30 - 5:30
    • Saturday noon - 1:30 (self checkout)

The Temple Emunah library features a great collection of adult and children's books, DVDs, CDs and tapes. We have a computer that visitors can use to do their own research, with a printer available as well. This computer, generously donated by the Sisterhood, can also be used to search for books in our collection. Or you can bring your own laptop and use our wireless connection.

The library is always available during the week. Someone in the office will unlock the door for you, if it is locked, and if no one is there a number of other people can let you in. Officially, we are open during Hebrew school hours, and on Shabbat from noon to 1:30 pm. On Shabbat, you can borrow books by placing the book card in a preprinted envelope with your name on it, and leaving it to be entered into the computer later.

Recently, the Temple Emunah Library was endowed in memory of Lillian and Carl Bines by the Bines Family.

Encyclopaedia Judaica

Thanks to a generous grant from the Temple Brotherhood, the library now has a subscription to the newest online edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica.

Rules for usage:

The EJ is meant for the use of the Temple community, both in the building and at your home. It is password protected.

What does this mean?

    • Can I use it for my public school projects? Yes, absolutely.
    • Can I let my friend use it if we are working on a group project? Yes, within reason.
    • Can I post the link and the password on my website? - No.  We will lose our license and the significant investment we have made in this ebook.
    • How do I get the password? The password will be published in the bulletin.
      Alternatively, you can request it using this feedback form: Request Encyclopedia Judaica Password
    • Click here to open Encyclopedia Judaica in a new window.

Mission

The mission of the Temple Emunah Library is to provide Temple members, youth, clergy and staff with a wide variety of materials of Judaic interest. We aim to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere to encourage Jewish learning and promote Jewish culture.

The primary objectives of the collection are:

  • To support and enrich the educational programs of the Temple
  • To provide support to the Religious School and Pre-School by making available age-appropriate materials that reflect the varied abilities and maturity levels of students
  • To encourage reading for pleasure as well as for information and spiritual guidance
  • To promote Jewish culture
  • To act as a resource to enhance members' abilities to celebrate the holidays, know themselves, and delight in being Jewish

The Temple Emunah library has about 4500 books, CDs and DVDs of Jewish interest or by Jewish authors.

The library has the following periodicals available.  You are welcome to borrow them to read at home.  Please return them when you are finished.

Newspapers:

  • Forward
  • Jerusalem Post
  • Jewish Advocate
  • Jewish Journal
  • Jewish Review of Books
  • World Jewish Digest

Israeli Easy-Hebrew Newpapers:

  • Bereshit
  • Yanshuf

Magazines:

  • Biblical Archaeology
  • B'nai Brith Magazine
  • CAMERA Media Report
  • Hadassah
  • Lilith
  • Midstream
  • Moment
  • Pakn Treger
  • Voices of Conservative/Masorti Judiasm

TO request more information, please click here to email the library.