ABOUT THE LIBRARY
Beth Israel Library’s mission is to provide our community with easy access to current and historic media and programs about Jews, Judaism, and Jewish living.
- Friday nights before and after services,
- Saturdays before and after services and Torah study,
- 3rd Monday morning of every month from 10-12,
- any other time the Temple is open for services or meetings
- by special arrangement – call Cyrille Cobe, 633-9078.
Historians say that if you know where you've come from, you can appreciate where you are now and understand where you might go in the future. Beth Israel's archives include a collection of archival scrapbooks. These scrapbooks, shelved amidst the library's collections, preserve the history of Beth
Israel, The Jewish Community of Sun City Center.
The stories of our Temple community begin with, what else, Book 1, "In the Beginning" – Bereshit – 1975-1982, lovingly compiled by Selma Pellegrino. Through her efforts both as Historian and Shalom News Editor, there are 24 books in all, with newspaper clippings, letters, newsletters, photos, and so on. On the 25th Anniversary of Beth Israel's groundbreaking for its' permanent home, Cyrille Cobe prepared a brief synthesis of how the temple community began and what led to the groundbreaking on March,1987.
All books borrowed from the Beth Israel library must be signed out.
You may borrow as many as you wish for as long as you wish.
There are no limits. Please be considerate and fill in the Sign Out Sheet with all the information requested.
Drop returns in the basket marked RETURNS.
Fill in date returned on the sign out sheet when you bring it back, please.
Beth Israel’s library holdings come from donations. Additions to the library are welcomed and may be left in the basket at any time. When you leave your name, your contribution will be acknowledged.
BETH ISRAEL JUDAICA LIBRARY
NOVEMBER JUDAICA LIBRARY PROGRAM NOVEMBER 20– Monday Morning - 10:00-Noon – 3rd Monday –
FILM: FLORY'S FLAME
Soulful music from a heritage traced back to pre-Inquisition Spain
Legendary Sephardic National Heritage Fellow musician
Her life story interwoven with original songs
A very joyous tribute
IN THE SPOTLIGHT November 2017 Jewish Book Council Selections
Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals That Brought Me Home by Jessica Fechtor
(BIOgraphy 2015) – Food blogger cooks her way back to health
Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food by Roger Horowitz (COOking 2016) - Kosher food through the modern industrial food system
Run You Down by Julia Dahl (FICtion 2015) – Murder investigation, Hasidim, New York
Judaica Library online:
Catalog and social network for book lovers