At this time, Congregation B’nai Israel’s Library collection is available to its members by appointment. We currently have a volunteer vacancy for a librarian. Our collection of print materials includes prayer books, Tanach, Torah, and Talmud for reference reading and study. You may wish to complement your existing knowledge with materials and insights from around the world.
There are numerous valuable educational sites to help you further your study and learn independently. As we discover more, they will be added here.
- Hebrew-English Tanakh (Full Bible) JPS 1917 Edition (https://www.mechon-mamre.org)
- Hebrew-English Tanakh with Rashi’s Commentary, Judaica Press Edition (https://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/63255/jewish/The-Bible-with-Rashi.htm)
- Torah & Bar/Bat Mitzvah study resources (http://bible.ort.org)
- Learn the finer point of torah/Haftorah reading cantilations (http://learntrope.com)
- Jewish Virtual Library – Anything you need to know, from Anti-semitism to Zionism (www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org)
- Hebrew Books, many with free downloads (http://www.hebrewbooks.org/)
- The Open Siddur Project- an open-source community project for folk sharing prayers and crafting their own prayerbooks (https://opensiddur.org/)
- Sefaria – A Living Library of Jewish Texts (https://www.sefaria.org/)
- Hadar Institute- a non-profit empowering Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah, Avodah, and Hesed. (www.hadar.org/tefillah-music)
- Jewish Music – videos and audio recordings of Jewish music (http://www.haruth.com/JewishMusic.htm)
- Yiddish Radio Project – musical exporation of remaining recordings from the Golden Age of Yiddish Radio (http://www.yiddishradioproject.org)
- Jewish Rock Radio – turn your speakers on and live stream contemporary Jewish Music, including what’s popular in Israel! JRR is the flagship initiative of Judaism Alive, a non-profit that seeks to strengthen Jewish identity and engagement for youth and young adults through the power of music. ( https://jewishrockradio.com/ )
- PJ Library Radio – fun, kid-centric, Jewish music to your family’s mobile and streaming devices. ( http://pjlibraryradio.com/)