The WJC Hendel Family Library now contains almost 5000 books and other media on all aspects of Judaism, Israel and Jewish life. In its attractive new setting, the library provides a comfortable place to read, research, and kick back with a good book or your laptop. It is now a place for Religious School and High School classes, as well as various synagogue meetings and programs like the annual book fair. Our library has been enriched by the addition of a sizeable collection of books from the estate of Rabbi Samuel Schafler and from the library of Terri Trieger. The Hendel Family Library also offers programming like our Guest Author Program where writers come and discuss their books.
The Hendel Family Library catalogue is completely automated, with the collection searchable online via computer and Smartphone apps.
To search the Hendel Family Library catalogue for books and other media that are in our current collection, click here to access our library database.
The library also has computers for use by students and members. Each week we welcome Religious School classes to the library to hear stories or view audiovisual material that is relevant to their studies and the Jewish calendar.
We are proud of the fact that a part of the Hendel Family Library is dedicated to the WJC Holocaust Learning Center. We have a rich collection of books and other media on the subject of the Holocaust for adults and youth. This collection is being supplemented by oral histories and other artifacts that will honor the memory of the WJC families who were impacted by this tragic event.
The Hendel Family Library is delighted that WJC is participating in the PJ Library, a wonderful and innovative program that provides children ages six months to eight years with a treasury of quality, age-appropriate, Jewish children's books and music. Each month the library receives a full complement of books and media that have been sent to the WJC PJ families. This greatly enriches our collection.
Together with the outstanding Library Committee, the Hendel Family Library strives to help build Jewish identity in our community by acquiring and sharing quality books on a full range of Jewish subjects, fiction and non-fiction, for children and adults of all ages. We welcome one and all to come and browse our collection and attend our programs. We are constantly updating our collection with new material for all ages and seeking creative programming for our community.
The library hours are Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:00pm - 6:00pm.
For more information, please contact the office at (914) 698-2960 or email [email protected].