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Libraries at Temple Emanuel

Temple Emanuel is quite fortunate to house two excellent libraries. Both libraries are dedicated to informing, inspiring, and uplifting our understanding of our Jewish heritage.

Bea Lapes Memorial Library
The Bea Lapes Memorial Library has been a resource for adults for many generations. Its glass-wall lets the light shine on a rich collection of Judaic literature and reference books. Adults can research anything from Holiday customs to the Holocaust, or examine Kabbalah or the Diaspora.

From fiction to biographies, this library holds some of the oldest – and some of the most modern – titles you would hope to find in a well-stocked Jewish library. It’s an ideal space for online research, group study, or silent reflection.

The Library Committee works to update, shelve, and repair the books that tell our people’s stories.
You can access our library online by visiting: 

Tina Loebl Children's Library

The Tina Loebl Children’s Library of Temple Emanuel is a new and unique library that caters to the needs of children. This bright, colorful room is richly stocked with books, puzzles, games, and educational toys, all with a Jewish theme or flavor. One side of the library has the small table, seats, and low shelves that make our young preschoolers feel right at home, The other side has colorful beanbag chairs and a bench that allow story times to be extra comfortable.

There are nearly as many categories of books in the Children’s Library as in the adult version. Here, parents can find books to help deal with serious life-cycle events (death, b’nai mitzvahs, divorce, or mixed marriages) or check out some charming bedtime stories for their little ones. Older children can enjoy modern fiction for young teens, Jewish adventure and sports, and the latest holiday and current events issues.

Tue, May 21 2024 13 Iyar 5784