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,
- any other time the Temple is open for services or meetings
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.
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 Bonnie Sobel to send thank you cards – firstname.lastname@example.org