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Blumberg-Zalis Family Library

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.

Click here for our online catalog.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Jill Gendelman, Librarian

Click here for upcoming library programs

library hours

Sunday  9:00 AM–12:30 PM
Monday  9:00 AM–1:00 PM 
Tuesday  9:00 AM–1:00 PM & 4:30–8:30 PM 
Closed Shabbat & Holidays

The Blumberg-Zalis Family Library was awarded the Advanced Accreditation Degree by the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) in June 2014


library features

Chod Media Center
Features a network of computers available to congregants of all ages.

Jewish Genealogy Library 
An extensive reference collection containing, periodicals and CDs.

Children’s Library
A colorful kid-friendly seating area to enjoy our wonderful collection of children’s books for all ages and abilities.

Wed, April 8 2020 14 Nisan 5780