Check out our collection of Jewish books
in the Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library and enjoy the beautiful Madge Rothschild Resource Center
at the Rifkin Campus at 5200.
Our collection includes 6,000 books of Jewish content, including an extensive children's book collection and cataloged online. Our offerings will expand later this summer as we add the significant materials from Congregation B'nai Jacob. We added more than 100 titles added as part of the Betty's 100 Books program
in celebration of Betty Stein's 100th birthday on December 10, 2016. Find out more about Jewish family history resources
In addition, the PFW Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies,
in partnership with the Helmke Library and the Temple, now has a list of Jewish and Holocaust-themed resources (books, videos, and other materials) available for checkout through IUCAT
and IPFW's Helmke Library.
The Genealogy Center also has Yizkor Books and other resources.
How to Access Materials While the Building is Closed for COVID-19
While the building remains closed, we have worked out a way for members to access the resources of our Rabbi Richard B. Safran Library. Order your book anytime online and pick it up at the Temple Office!
First, check out our online catalog for an easy-to-use list of our materials. You can search them easily from any device. Pick up days will be Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our lending period is two weeks. Materials may be returned during office hours.
How to Access Materials When We Re-Open
The library can be accessed whenever the Temple Office is open, but is not always staffed. If you would like to visit when a librarian is available, we are always open when Religious School is in session on Sunday mornings, from 9:45 a.m. until noon and some weekday afternoons.
Members are welcome to come in, browse and check out materials at that time. Please check the calendar for dates, as well as the Temple Facebook Page and monthly Bulletin.
If you do visit the building when a librarian is not available, self-checkout is available. If you have a smart phone and an account number, you can do this yourself online. Directions for this and a regular paper checkout are available at the librarian’s desk when you visit.
Please contact Librarian Betsy Gephart at email@example.com for assistance or to learn about volunteer opportunities.