Fan and Hyman Jacobs Library
The Fan and Hyman Jacobs Library is a treasure trove hidden in plain sight, just a few steps off the main floor of Oheb Shalom.
With over 5,000 items, there is something for everyone. Books on philosophy, biography, history, and holidays fill the shelves. The fiction, selected for all age levels, includes both modern and classic works by Jewish and Israeli authors. There are special areas for graphic novels and for parenting advice. A collection of DVDs is growing.
Borrowing is simple, and there is never a late fee. The catalog is available online. Our librarian, Aileen Grossberg, is on site Sunday and Wednesday mornings, but you are welcome any time.
THIS WEEK'S Message From Our Librarian
Winter is a good time to catch up on reading. Usually I suggest fiction, but for this winter’s reading, I’d like to call your attention to the biography section of the library.
People are fascinating! We can learn, be entertained, and be inspired by those past and present who have shared their lives with us.
Most books about people are in the section labeled BIO or check the catalog to see if your favorite is included. Browsing is also encouraged.
Here’s a selection of recent biographies with a few older ones thrown in:
BIO AARONSOHN The Woman who Fought an Empire: Sarah Aaronsohn and her Nili spy ring (by Wallance)
BIO BAMBERGER Louis Bamberger: department store innovator and philanthropist (by Forgosh)
BIO BARAK Barak: my country, my life: fighting for Israel, searching for peace
BIO CALOF Rachel Calof’s Story: Jewish homesteader on the northern plains
BIO DEWAAL The Hare with Amber Eyes
BIO KORCZAK The King of Children: a biography of Janusz Korczak (by Lifton)
BIO MEIR Lioness: Golda Meir and the nation of Israel (by Klagsbrun)
BIO OZ A Tale of Love and Darkness
BIO RABIN Yitzhak Rabin: soldier, leader, statesman (by Rabinovich)
BIO RASHI Rashi: a portrait (by Wiesel)
BIO ROBBINS Jerome Robbins: a life in dance (by Lesser)
BIO SCHNEERSON Rebbe: the life and teachings of Menachem M. Schneerson: the most influential rabbi in modern history (by Telushkin)
BIO SCHOLEM Gershon Scholem: master of the Kabbalah (by Biale)
BIO WIESEL Elie Wiesel: an extraordinary life and legacy
JBIO JONAS Regina Persisted: an untold story (by Sasso)
JBIO STEINEM Gloria Takes a Stand (by Rinker)
Aileen Grossberg, Librarian
Librarian Hours: Wednesdays & Sundays from 9 am to 12 pm. The library is open daily.