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Contact: Dr. R. Raphael Simon, Librarian, 216.831.6555 ext. 114

Browse our library catalog.
Encyclopedia Judaica (contact Dr. Simon for the password)
Online Hebrew/English Bible (Tanakh)
Online Talmud


Looking for Some Good Reading?

Our library has many good books which we can arrange for you to borrow. Books can be dropped off on your doorstep or picked up in at the synagogue. Books are clean and have not been touched by others and will be placed in a plastic bag. When books are returned, we do not recirculate them for 14 days. You can borrow books with confidence from our libraries during this time. Please feel free to use our online catalog to browse the library collection.

If you have any questions regarding the use of the catalog or our library collection, please contact our synagogue librarian, Dr. Rafi Simon. Rafi may be reached at (216) 337-6490 during the day and early evening. We want you to enjoy some healthy reading from our library! Here are a few of our recent acquisitions:

FICTION
The Teacher by Michael Ben-Naftali
A fictional account of a respected but reclusive high school teacher in Tel Aviv whose life was a mystery.

House on Endless Waters by Emuna Elon
A renowned author visits Amsterdam, the city of his birth and becomes familiar with his unknown past.

The Messiah of Septimania by Lee Levin
A fictional 150 year account of a Jewish community in Southern France during the Middle Ages.

Cain v. Abel: A Jewish Courtroom Drama by Rabbi Dan Ornstein
Presents a dramatic account of the world’s first murder trial.

NON-FICTION
Angels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer American Airmen Saved the New State of Israel by Robert Gandt
A Rich Brew: How Cafes Created Modern Jewish Culture by Shachar Pinsker
The Biblical Hero: Portraits in Nobility and Fallibility by Elliott Rabin
     Compares well known Biblical figures with prominent figures in world literature.


When summer days begin to feel a bit too long, reading a good book can make the day go better. Our library has a large collection of children’s books which parents can read and share with children. Please consider sharing on of these great books with your youngsters.

Pavel and the Tree Army by Heidi Smith Hyde
Kol HakavodL Way to Go! by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh
The Rabbi Slurps Spaghetti by Leslie Kimmelman
Creation Colors by Ann Koffsky
Yiddish Saves the Day by Debbie Levy
Good Night Wind by Linda Elovitz Marshall
The Golden Bell by Tamar Sachs
Shimri’s Big Idea: A Story of Ancient Jerusalem by Elka Weber
Hillel Takes a Bath by Vicki Weber

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