The Bruce Gordon Memorial Library

LibraryThe Bruce Gordon Memorial Library is a treasure trove of rich resources that spans across a wide variety of subjects. The library has reference books, current magazines and other materials available for perusal or check-out.

Our library is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers with library science experience.

Library Books Seeking New Homes! August 2 - 9, 2013

You may have seen some extra activity in Beth Emet’s Bruce Gordon Memorial Library. This summer we have formed a corps of volunteers and two teenagers to refresh the Library and are taking books from the shelves that aren’t likely to be circulated. We are offering them to congregants, who may find a special book for their own collection, and hoping that a small donation be made. The money that is collected from this ‘sale’ will be used to improve the Library and its collection and make it a pleasant space with timely books.

In the Foyer from Friday, August 2, through Friday, August 9’s service, there will be some of the books for you to look through. We would be delighted to find a loving home for many of them! Stop by and peruse.

Interested in the latest books and reviews? Check out some cool sources below:

  • JBooks.com, Jewish Literary Supplement - JBooks.com and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture team up to present features and interviews from the only national print publication devoted to new Jewish books.
  • Jewish Book Council - Jewish Book Council serves to promote the reading, writing, publication, distribution, and public awareness of books that reflect the rich variety of the Jewish experience.
  • Jewish Review of Books - The Jewish Review of Books is a quarterly publication (in print and on the web) for serious readers with Jewish interests. Here, leading writers and scholars discuss the newest books and ideas about religion, literature, culture, and politics, as well as fiction, poetry, and the arts. 
  • Jewish Literary Review - Snippets of news about Jewish literature and the occasional author interview.

For more information about our library, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at ext. 301.



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