Welcome to the Blumberg-Zalis Family Library! The Blumberg-Zalis Family Library is Washington’s premier synagogue library, and a beautiful setting for reading, learning and relaxing. Accredited by the Association of Jewish Libraries and recently recognized with a Solomon Schechter Gold Award from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, it supports the curricula of the Schilit Nursery School, the Talmud Torah, and teen and adult education programs.
The library contains reading areas with tables, chairs and upholstered furniture. The collection totaling over 12,000 items features fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, tapes, and, Jewish newspapers, periodicals, with both reference and circulating sections. There is an extensive collection on the Holocaust for both adults and children. The reference area includes different editions of Talmud, encyclopedias, and other texts of Judaic scholarly interest. Members and non-members are always welcome. Non-members may check out books for a small yearly fee.
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We look forward to hearing from you!
firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-881-6550 ext. 524.
Mondays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Sundays 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Closed Shabbat and Holidays
Recent additions to our collection include:
The Family by David Laskin
The Aleppo Codex: In Pursuit of One of the World’s Most Coveted, Sacred, and Mysterious Books by Matti Friedman
In the Courtyard of the Kabbalist by Ruchama King Feuerman
An American Bride in Kabul by Phyllis Chesler
My Mother’s Secret: A Novel based on a True Holocaust Story by J.L. Witterick
The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact with Hitler by Ben Urwand
The Remains of Love by Zeruya Shalev
Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Future by Rabbi Sidney Schwarz
Things that Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics by Charles Krauthammer
The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker
Marching to Zion by Mary Glickman
Features a network of computers available to congregants of all ages.
An extensive reference collection containing, periodicals and CDs.
A colorful kid-friendly seating area to enjoy our wonderful collection of children’s books for all ages and abilities.