The Richter Library seeks to build Jewish identity in our community by acquiring and sharing quality books and media on a full range of Jewish subjects, fiction and non-fiction, for adults and children. The library received Accreditation from the Association of Jewish Libraries, which means that it upholds high standards of Judaica librarianship. The library is also a member of the Jewish Book Council that promotes the reading, writing, publishing and distribution of quality Jewish content books in English. The JBC provides a wonderful reservoir of up and coming and noted authors for speaking engagements at very reasonable fees.
The library now contains over 4000 books and other media on all aspects of Judaism, Israel and Jewish life. In its new and attractive setting, the library provides a comfortable place to read, research, and serves as a frequent meeting place for synagogue groups. The library serves as a resource to the Ohr Chadash Religious School. The library routinely collaborates with other ICCJ committees, including Adult Education and Sisterhood, to offer special programs and speakers.
One of our very special ongoing programs is the ICCJ Book Café, that meets every two months on a Sunday morning, to discuss a book with significant Jewish content. After a light breakfast, we commence the program.
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