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The library is open every day, whenever the building is open.

On an average week:
Monday- Thursday:  7:00 AM to 6:15 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Book Discussions

Winter Book Discussion 

Sunday January 22, 2023 at 1:00 PM at Temple Emanu-El


The historian John F. Sears will lecture in person and on Zoom at Temple Emanu-El on Sunday, January 22, 2023, at an event from 1:00-2:30 P.M. about Eleanor Roosevelt’s advocacy for the Jews of Europe before and during World War II, her strong support for the founding of Israel, and her work as World Patron of Youth Aliyah.

Sears will base his lecture on his book,
Refuge Must Be Given: Eleanor Roosevelt, the Jewish Plight, and the Founding of Israel,
published in 2021.

Sears received a doctorate in American Civilization from Harvard University in 1972 and taught at Tufts University, Boston University, and Vassar College. In 1986 Sears accepted a new challenge to serve as executive director of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute in Hyde Park, NY, where he remained until 1999. He served as associate editor of The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project from 2000–2007. Sears and his wife, Jane Myers, a former member of Temple Emanu-El, currently divide their time between their homes in Hawley, MA, and Florence, MA, about an hour away.

The event is sponsored by Temple Emanu-El’s Rosen Library Committee, Boomers & Beyond and the Brotherhood. There is no charge to attend.

For questions, please contact Donna Marks, Rosen Library Committee Co-Chair at Temple
Emanu-El, at

To register click HERE 

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Online Judaica Resources  (incl. Encyclopedia Judaica)

Tue, January 31 2023 9 Shevat 5783