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.

Browse the Temple Library Catalog Online


Over the past few months many of the older library books have been moved to room 415. These books are all listed in the catalog with the location “pre-1961” They may be checked out. This collection has 342 titles consisting of 559 volumes. The catalog also has links to 64 titles of publically available e-books. All of the e-books may be read and downloaded without restrictions.

Our library has new acquisitions!  Click to see what we’ve added.

Contact the Temple Sholom Librarian
Daniel D. Stuhlman for help or if you have any questions.