Make books your companions.
Judah ben Saul Ibn Tibbon, Spanish Jewish Scholar
The Carl Kales Memorial Library of Beth El Temple Center is a treasure, a small jewel of a library, nurtured over the life of the congregation by a dedicated group of volunteers. Our small, eclectic collection is quite remarkable, housing a variety of resources designed to promote and support lifelong Jewish learning.
The library contains thousands of books, and audiovisual materials on a broad range of Jewish subjects. It serves our diverse community with offerings of interest -- to young and old, to those with considerable knowledge, as well as those with no formal Jewish education. Borrow items for pleasure and entertainment, to satisfy your curiosity, stimulate your intellect, or to inform and educate. Please stop by and browse our shelves – you’ll be surprised by the interesting books in our collection. Most of our collection can be searched via our computerized catalogue by title, author, subject, or keyword.
Over the course of many years, the library has benefited from the donation of books and other items, and from the contribution of funds. When you donate a book, whether out of intellectual interest or to celebrate a simcha, the entire congregation benefits from your generosity.
There are two ways you can give to the Carl Kales Memorial Library:
Please do not drop off any materials for the library without first discussing your contribution with the Library Committee.