Make books your companions.
Let your shelves be your treasure grounds
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.
We rely on an honor system and self check-out. Instructions are posted in the Library. Please do not remove anything from the Library without signing it out.
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:
- Library Books Fund: Just click through to the online donation page and select the Library Books Fund to make a donation online. Instructions are available on that page to make an offline payment as well.
- Amazon Wish List: The library maintains three wish lists at Amazon.com.
Please do not drop off any materials for the library without first discussing your contribution with the Library Committee.