Lee and Dolores Hartzmark Library

Please call Jane Rothstein, Librarian/Archivist, at 216-455-1724 for information or check our calendar for upcoming dates.

Come visit The Lee and Dolores Hartzmark Library.  There are checkout slips for signing out materials if the librarian is not available.

Regular Hours:  The library will be staffed Sunday morning, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  You are welcome to to “self serve” whenever the Temple building is open.

Reading Lists:


On November 16, 1997, The Temple – Tifereth Israel dedicated the new Lee & Dolores Hartzmark Library. This state-of-the-art facility offers a comprehensive Jewish resource for the entire congregation and community. Among the collection of over 15,000 materials are Judaic resources, award-winning fiction and non-fiction for children and adults, as well as a large selection of DVDs, audio books, music and periodicals. Loan period is 3 weeks (renewable if no reserves.) The library, which is staffed four days a week during the school year, is welcoming, beautiful, and user-friendly.

Highlights of the Library include a comprehensive collection of art books, an outstanding array of children’s and young adult materials, resources for families, including parenting, Bar/Bat Mitzvah preparation materials and books on sensitive issues, such as adoption, divorce, and death, books about Israel and Zionism, an extensive collection of cookbooks, and a large variety of books to support the curriculum of the Temple Religious School and  Ganon Gil Pre-school. Important to the collection are books and materials written by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver and his son, Daniel Jeremy Silver, and the history of The Temple, written by Ruth Dancyger.

The Library hosts several book discussion opportunities throughout the year.  The Literary Club, which meets monthly from October-June, offers adults the chance to participate in a stimulating moderated discussion of selected fiction and non-fiction books.