Hendel Family Library

Hendel Family Library

Chair – Ilene Bellovin

The library is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2:00-6:00pm.

The Hendel Family Library seeks to build Jewish identity in our community by acquiring and sharing quality books and media on a full range of Jewish subjects, fiction and non-fiction, for adults and children. The library is the recipient of Advanced Accreditation by the Association of Jewish Libraries, which means that it upholds high standards of Judaica librarianship, and it is a member of the Jewish Book Council that promotes the reading, writing, publishing and distribution of quality Jewish content books in English.

The library now contains over 6000 books and other media on all aspects of Judaism, Israel and Jewish life. In its attractive  setting, the library provides a comfortable place to read, research, and kick back with a good book or laptop.  The library hosts Religious School programs, High School classes and various synagogue meetings and programs.  We routinely collaborate with other WJC committees, including WJC Adult Education, Sisterhood, Rhythm & Ruach, to offer special programs and speakers.  

The Hendel Family Library catalogue is completely automated. Click here to access our library database.

The library contains a variety of special collections, including the WJC Holocaust Learning Center. This collection of media is supplemented by oral histories and other artifacts that  honor the memory of the WJC families who were impacted by the Shoa.  We also showcase PJ Library books and host related programs throughout the school year.

We are constantly updating our collection with new material and seeking creative programming for our community. We welcome one and all to come and browse our collection and attend our programs.

For the news and noteworthy items on the Library, please click here!

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