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Mary Myers Library

The Mary Myers Library located within Temple Israel has an impressive selection of Jewish-themed books, magazines, music, and videos.

If you are interested in a specific title, author or subject, please inquire about it from our librarian, Michael Hurwitz. Michael now has the contents of our library catalogued in a white ring binder which sits on the library desk. There is also a white binder which contains library policies.

Here is the complete list of our collection.

MICHAEL'S PICK:

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

This novel juxtaposes two stories - the life of Julia Jarmond, an American journalist living in Paris, and the life of Sarah Starzynski, a Jewish child rounded up by the French police for deportation to Auschwitz. Julia has been given the assignment to research the roundup of French Jews in July 1942. In the process of her research, Julia learns about the Starzynski family and what the two women, who lived sixty years apart, have in common.

What follows is a very moving and haunting story. One that will surely stay with you for a very long time.

Recent Library Additions

In the Image of God by Judith Antonelli

A Woman's Voice by Sarah Foner

Lion's Honey by David Grossman

A Hole in the Heart of the World by Jonathan Kaufman

This is Real and You are Completely Unprepared by Alan Lew

The Old Religion by David Mamet

The Wicked Son by David Mamet

Book Review by Michael

Book Review of All I Love and Know by Judith Frank

"This beautiful novel is old-fashioned in its approach, taking its sweet time to tell a tender love story between two flawed, good-hearted people, and yet it feels wholly fresh... This is a compassionate, utterly compelling story of how family members, torn apart by tragedy, must reach deep within themselves to meet their greatest challenge." -- excerpted from a review by Booklist.