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image003ABOUT 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.

image003LIBRARY HOURS

  • 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.

image003BROWSE

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.

(Click here for A list of our materials and much more on the LIBRARY THING on the Web)

CHECK OUT

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.

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DONATE BOOKS

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.

February JUDAICA LIBRARY PROGRAM February 19th– Monday Morning - 10:00-Noon – 3rd Monday

And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer

BETH ISRAEL JUDAICA LIBRARY

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

– From Tampa Festivals of Jewish Books and Conversations

 

Adolfo Kaminsky: A Forgers Life by Sarah Kaminsky (BIOgraphy 2016) - Underground movements, Jewish resistance, France, Algeria, Palestine

Chutzpah & High Heels by Jessica Fishman (BIOgraphy – 2017) - The search for love and identity in the Holy Land The Night, The Day by Andrew Kane (FICtion – 2015) - Ex-Nazi meets Long Island Jewish psycholo-gist, from Lyon, France streets to NYC suburbs 5 decades later.

 

Family secrets

 

Lost Bach cantatas

Authentic historical narrative

Gripping contemporary plot

Literary thriller

 

Monday Mornings 10-12 in the Social Hall

February 19

Book

And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer

March 19

Film

Look at Us Now, Mother

April 16

Book

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

May 14

Film

Rabin in His Own Words

June 18

Book

The Orphans Tale by Pam Jenoff

Books for Beth Israel Readers will be on reserve at the SouthShore library.

Dates changes if necessary will be announced in Shalom News and by email. Contact Cyrille Cobe: (813) 633-9078 or bac.cobe@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUDAICA LIBRARY 

IN THE SPOTLIGHT From the 2017 Festival of Jewish Books and Conversations

37 SECONDS

by Stephanie Arnold

*Award-winning medical drama with spiritual implications

*Premonitions, intuition, spiritual discovery

*If you sense something, say something

Also A Perfect Life: A Novel by Eileen Pollack

Genetics, romance and medical suspense 

 Judaica Library Committee:

Nancy Binder, Cyrille Cobe, Arlene Cohen, Marsha Fader, Barbara Grossman, Barbara

Nova, Sharon Privitera, Roz Shapiro & Winnie Sochacki.

Dedicated Library Fund supports library programs and purchases

Donation of $5 or more to Beth Israel Sisterhood,

Dedicated Library Fund

Give or send checks to Sisterhood Treasurer, Diane Posner

Contact Nancy Binder to send cards - nancyann121@gmail.com

Judaica Library Programs 2017-2018

Monday Mornings 10-12 in the Social Hall

   
     

October 16

Book

We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter

November 20

Film

The Women’s Balcony

December 18

Book

Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer

January 15

Film

Flory’s Flame

February 19

Book

And After the Fire by Lauren Belfer

March 19

Film

Look at Us Now, Mother

April 16

Book

The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

May 14

Film

Rabin in His Own Words

June 18

Book

The Orphan’s Tale by Pam Jenoff