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Andrea Davidson, Librarian
One Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.

A series of thought-provoking discussions, led by a variety of presenters, which provide opportunities for social interaction and the pleasure of discussing together important and timely books of Jewish interest. The Temple provides beverages and dessert. Please call Andrea Davidson, Judaica Librarian, at 216-455-1724 for information.

This Year’s Schedule:


October 14  In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist by Ruchama Feuerman ((Led by Amy Rosenfield)

November 11 F.D.R. and the Jews by Richard Breitman and Allan J. Lichtman ( Led by Judge Stuart Freedman)

December 9  The War on Women in Israel by Elana Maryles Sztokman ( Led by Rabbi Rosette Haim)


January 13   Brothers Emanuel by Ezekial Emanuel ( Led by Andrea Davidson)

February 10  Pictures at an Exhibition by Sara Houghteling (Led by Sue Koletsky)

March 10    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr (Led by Rita Saslaw)

April 14      A Replacement Life by Boris Fishman (Led by Toby Helfand)

May 12      The Betrayers by David Bezmozgis  (Led by Rabbi Roger C. Klein)




Check out our Recommended Reading Lists for students in the Reading RoomCome visit The Lee and Dolores Hartzmark Library to check these books out.  There are unattended checkout slips for signing out materials if the librarian is not available.

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

Be sure to check The Temple’s on-line calendar regularly for more upcoming programs and events involving the Library and Adult Education.   The Literary Club and book reviews are scheduled throughout the year with the librarian, local reviewers, Temple staff, and Rabbis reviewing books and leading discussion groups.  

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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 25,000 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 for books and A/V ( renewable if no reserves.) The library, which is staffed four days a week during the school year, is welcoming, beautiful, and user-friendly.

Located directly next to the library is The Hartzmark Room, a multi-purpose community room which is used for prayer, study, worship and family celebrations. With its three glass walls looking out into the woods that surround The Temple, Beachwood, this beautiful and functional room reflects an atmosphere of peacefulness and spirituality.

Highlights of the Library include a comprehensive collection of art books, an outstanding array of children’s and young adult materials, cookbooks, 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, and a large variety of books to support the curriculum of Ganon Gil Pre-school.

The Abba Hillel Silver Study, which honors The Temple’s internationally renowned Rabbi, is located within the library and contains books and materials written by Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver and his son, Daniel Jeremy Silver.

The Library hosts several book discussion opportunities throughout the year.  The Literary Club, which meets at 1:00 in the Library, usually on the second Monday of the month from October-June, offers adults the chance to participate in a stimulating moderated discussion of selected fiction and non-fiction books.  

For more information about any of the book discussion groups, or the library in general, please call Andrea Davidson, Library Director, at 216-455-1724 or email at .

Want to know more about the funds that support our Library?  Check out the list below and click on each to learn more!

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