Why reinvent the wheel?
Be Part of Our New Chapter was the theme of the August membership appreciation event.
It’s also a great theme for the Braun library over the next year.
After many years as chairman of the library committee, Sue Braun is taking a tiny step back. She will still be involved in fund-raising and in long-range planning for the library that bears her family’s name. But she is turning over her week-to-week administrative duties to Susan Keller, who has been on the committee for two years and is the author of most of the library articles for the Shofar.
Making the library a go-to destination for children and teens is a key goal for the new year, and we’re excited that the Torah School wants to make library visits a regular part of the Torah school. Pre-schoolers will also be continuing their monthly visits for story time and songs.
What about those whose Torah school days are long behind them? In a d’var Torah, Rabbi Dorsch encouraged congregation members to look for ways to turn their love of Judaism from emotion to action. Maybe you want to introduce a new mitzvah for Shabbat or a holiday. Maybe you want to read more Jewish books, whether that means classic texts, biographies and history or the latest hot novel from Israel. Maybe you want to spice up the menu with a dish from another Jewish culture, or start a Jewish-themed movie night for your family.
Whatever you envision for your next chapter, the Braun library has resources to inspire and guide you.
The library is open to all congregants on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Wednesday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Thanks to Tifereth Israel’s program director, Beth Klareich, the TIS and Braun Library Movie Series shows top-notch movies each month on Sunday afternoons. If you miss movie day, you can check out the movie and watch it at home later.
We are continually acquiring new books and DVDs. This year we are making a special effort to add books for young people who are too old for picture books but not quite ready for the adult section.
We do all this with money we raise ourselves. The library is self-supporting, receiving no money from the congregation’s budget. Make sure to come to our annual book sale at the member appreciation event this year, to restock your own library’s shelves while supporting a good cause. Below is a list of other ways to help the Braun library grow.
See you at the movies, at the library, at the book cart, at Tifereth Israel!
Five ways you can help our library grow
- Join the library committee.
- Contribute to the Library Fund. The library is entirely dependent on contributions to add new books and DVDs to the collection. We want to continue adding the best new literature for Jewish children as well as popular and worthy material for adults. A gift to the Library Fund is a heartfelt way to honor someone or express your sympathy. Library Fund donations are acknowledged in the Shofar, a book plate is placed in a new book noting your gift, and an appropriate letter is sent. To contribute to the Library Fund, contact the synagogue office or select the “Library Fund” from the online donation options.
- Celebrate a child or teen’s birthday with a Birthday Book Club purchase.
- Purchase a book or DVD from our Amazon Wish List.
- Let us know what you want in the library.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message with the synagogue office at (619) 697-6001.
The Library CommitteeBeth Barbour
Susan Braun Wendy Falcon Abe and Bea Goldberg Barbara Jacobs Susan Keller Judy Shear Edith Standler