Re-organized in 1976, The Schwartz Judaica library at the JCC provides a source of Jewish books, CDs and many other resources to serve the whole community. The collection has grown from approximately 1,000 to over ,000 books and other materials. The collection also includes books on the following topics: Jewish history both past and present, politics, holocaust studies, biblical studies, comparative religions, prayer books, devotionals, faith studies, Kabbalah, poetry, humor, cooking, art, Jewish holidays, ecology, biographies, classic and current fiction, and much more. Of special interest is the Russian language collection as well as a selection of old Yiddish classics.
In addition, the library serves the following:
Akiva academy classes enjoy storytime for grades K-2 every two weeks where children can check out books.
The book club, stressing Jewish literature, is held once a month. Please contact Joy Elder for more details.
The librarians offer book talks to Jewish organizations in the area.
The library is open from 9am - Noon, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Librarian: Joy Elder
Assistant Librarian: Mary Lou Hennemen