Irving Shakin Library

The Congregation Beth Sholom Irving Shakin Library seeks to provide congregants with research, educational, and recreational material which promote the study of Judaism and general topics of Jewish interest. The Adult collection places particular emphasis on Bible, Talmud, and Liturgy – both primary and secondary sources – and includes current adult fiction and non-fiction. The Children’s and Young Adult collections emphasize holidays, Bible stories, and juvenile fiction.

Material in the Library is organized by a professional librarian who helps assure a pleasant atmosphere conducive to reading and learning for browsers, readers, and borrowers.

In addition, when possible, the Library provides resources that complement the synagogue’s educational programs and works to offer timely and relevant works of Judaica publishing.

The Library is accredited with the Synagogue, School and Community Centers Division of the Association of Jewish Libraries. It is open on Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; on Friday from 9 a.m. – noon; and on Shabbat from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

For assistance or additional information, contact our librarian at