Beth Sholom Community Lending Library 

About Our Library:  The Library Committee seeks to foster Jewish learning, Jewish literacy and the enjoyment of reading. Our goals include:

  • To provide Jewish materials covering ancient and modern history, politics, Israel Studies, fiction and biography not available in the public library system

  • To hold educational programs on topics of Jewish literature and literacy

  • To encourage learning about Israel


Library Hours: 

  • Saturday during Shabbat morning Kiddush

  • Self-service during BSCTT office hours. Ask office staff for entry. Borrow books under the honor system, signing them out on the pad located on the computer counter.

  • In conjunction with special events to be announced in the D’var and the weekly shul listserve Announcements e-mail.

  • By appointment with a library volunteer, contact

Convenient Internet Borrowing: 

  • Select from our Catalog using instructions provided on the link to choose catalogs alphabetized by author, title and by call number. Find call numbers for your favorite subjects in the Weine Classification.

  • E-mail your request to  You will receive e-mail notification within three business days that your books are ready for pickup.

  • Pick up and return your books at the BSCTT Office.  Lending period is three weeks, renewable once by e-mail.

Online Judaic Studies Virtual Library:

As we all need access to the Jewish classics, Library committee member Meyer Katzper has developed an online Judaic Studies virtual library. Follow these links to primary Jewish sources and resources online. Included are sites in Hebrew and English and suited for the needs of beginning and advanced scholars.



Find out what’s new for library programming, book acquisitions and more in the BSCTT Library-Lovers’ Letter.



The Beth Sholom library is an entirely volunteer operation. All funds to operate the library are donated or raised through book sales, concert events and the generosity of Friends of the Beth Sholom library. Last year there were sixteen Friends of the Beth Sholom Library providing the library committee with funds to begin purchasing books and supplies for the library. Since no funds are granted from Beth Sholom’s general budget we are hoping that our “Friends” will continue their membership. We encourage everyone who has used or would like to use the library at some time to support our fund. For $50 per year you can become a “Friend” and receive” Friend” privileges, such as first borrowing opportunities for new books as well as notification of book additions to the library. For further information contact


This year we hope to expand our holdings of popular books in Hebrew.

The library accepts donations all year ‘round. Volumes needed for the collection will be catalogued and made available for lending. Duplicates and secular materials will be sold at our annual spring book sale with proceeds used for new book purchases. We accept books of almost all kinds: Jewish and secular, fiction and non-fiction, for adults and children. We prefer not to accept shemos as BSCTT already has a complete collection of sifrei kodesh. Tax receipts are available to donors in the BSCTT office.


Volunteers are needed to process books and to catalog the Bobrow Chapel collection.  Teens may earn community service hours.

For more information about the library, volunteering, community service hours, suggesting books for acquisition, donating books or money to support the library project, contact


Tanya Lampert and Bob Kurlantzick, co-chairs 


Library Webpage revised January 4, 2016