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!

Click Here to View Our Online Library Catalog

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 online for the Kent State University 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!


Using the Library Catalog – July 2020

Last month’s column shared free online resources that you can use to access ebooks and more while physical libraries, including ours, are closed due to the pandemic. This month I’ll introduce you to our online library catalog.
Not sure how to find the catalog? You can get there via the Temple web page or through the direct link. You will always find the instructions at the end of this column.
You’ll see a welcome note, a list of new books, and the latest library news such as the date and time of the next Second Tuesday Book Club (Tuesday, July 14, from 3-5 p.m.) For this free virtual book club for STTI adults, you just share whatever you’re reading, Jewish or not – no preparation required! To attend, please email me at library@sephardictemple.org and I’ll send you the Zoom link.

Next, scroll down to find curated lists by topic. For example, there are books that I recommend for book club groups such as Or Chadash; STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) picture books for young children; and books for all ages, fiction and nonfiction, that have music as a theme. This last list was inspired by the Violins of Hope. Check the catalog front page for other lists too! And please let me know if you would like me to create additional lists.

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 virtual Levy Library – there’s lots to discover! Librarian: Annette Goldsmith. Email: library@sephardictemple.org




Get to know your Levy Library – there’s lots to discover!

 Librarian: Annette Goldsmith

Library hours: Closed during the pandemic, but Annette is working from home. Please email her with any questions.
Phone: 310-475-7000 ext. 224.
Email: library@sephardictemple.org