Welcome to the Sephardic Temple Tifereth Israel Levy Library
Remember that the library is fully cataloged, so you can check online to see which books we own and contact us to set items aside for you!
Levy Librarian: Annette Goldsmith
Annette was a children’s librarian for the public library systems in Toronto (her hometown), Miami, and Tallahassee, Florida for 23 years, and also ran a small Jewish library program for the Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center in Miami. She has a PhD in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University and teaches graduate courses in children’s and young adult literature as well as storytelling online for the University of Washington Information School. Her research concerns international children’s book publishing and she has chaired the Mildred L. Batchelder Award committee, the American Library Association award for best translated children’s book. Working at the Sephardic Temple she feels she can indulge her love of Jewish children’s books and storytelling. She aims to create a warm and welcoming environment for all members of the congregation and to build a collection, physical and virtual, that will serve you well. Feel free to let her know if there are particular items you think should be in the library, and do drop by to say hello!
NOTES FROM THE LEVY LIBRARY by Annette Goldsmith
A new library column will appear at the beginning of the month and run for one month – or sometimes two.
Celebrate summer with an award-winning Jewish book from the library!
The Sydney Taylor Book Award winners are always great choices. The winner in the Younger Readers category is Debbie Levy’s I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley – an accessible and inspiring biography of the first female – and Jewish –Supreme Court Justice. The Teen Readers winner is Gavriel Savit’s novel, Anna and the Swallow Man, about a girl and her protector, the mysterious Swallow Man, who hide in the Polish forest from the Nazis. For adults there is Dan Ephron’s Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel. This book, nominated for the Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism, tells the parallel stories of Rabin and his murderer and illuminates one of the most important events in recent Jewish history.
Do visit our online catalog: http://stti.hl.scoolaid.net/bin/home. You can also get there via the Temple web site by clicking on the “Education” tab and choosing “Temple Library.”
Get to know your Levy Library – there’s lots to discover!
Librarian: Annette Goldsmith
Library hours: Tues. and Thurs. from 3 pm to 7 pm. or by appointment.
Phone: 310-475-7000 ext. 224.