Education at Temple Sholom
Jewish education is a life-long pursuit at Temple Sholom of Chicago. We provide inclusive educational experiences beginning with children and continuing through adulthood. Our purpose is to educate our members to enable them to make responsible religious and ethical choices based on a knowledge and understanding of Jewish beliefs, ideology, and history. Life presents many problems; we see Jewish texts and traditions as offering meaningful solutions.
Contact Jay Rapoport, Director of Lifelong Learning
Our Lifelong Learning department includes:
Frederick C. Schwartz Judaic Library
The Rabbi Frederick C. Schwartz Library of Temple Sholom is a resource to both the congregation and the wider community. The Library houses a collection of about 6,000 book titles for adults and 2,000 titles for children. The adult collection is comprehensive and wide-ranging providing everything from Torah study to Jewish history, including works on the Holocaust, Jewish religion, philosophy and customs as well as the most recent Jewish, Yiddish and Israeli fiction (in translation). There is also a video collection of about 300 titles and a journal collection of some 30 titles.
The Library is generally open for self-guided use when the Temple is open during weekdays and at times when the religious school and adult education classes are in session. You can borrow any book in the regular collection (not reference or magazines) by signing the card in the back of the book with your name and phone number and putting it in the box on the library desk. Books should be returned in approximately 3 weeks.