Online Library Catalog
Library Hours and Book Drops
Wednesday from 10:00am-3:00pm
Sunday from 9:00am-12:30pm
Thursday from 11:00am-6:00pm (closes at 5 when Religion School is not in session)
Sunday from 9:00am-12:30pm
Borrowers can also return checked out items to designated book drops when Temple is operating, even if the library itself is closed.
Book Drop Locations:
Bellevue - labeled plastic bin outside the library
Seattle - book slot in library door or the sanctuary foyer
Check back here for news and current hours, or contact Librarian Toby Harris at email@example.com.
Samuel Rosenberg Memorial Library, Seattle • Spitzer Family Library, Bellevue • Benjamin Zukor Children's Library, Seattle & Bellevue
Temple De Hirsch Sinai houses over 10,000 volumes covering a wide range of Judaic topics including Bible, spirituality, history, holidays, cooking, fiction and much more. Patrons throughout the greater Seattle area make use of this extensive collection by visiting one of our two locations – the beautiful, historic Capitol Hill campus or the bright, informal Bellevue campus.
Over one third of our collection contains the Benjamin Zukor Children's Library in both locations, with picture books, juvenile fiction, teen fiction and a variety of non-fiction topics. Our Sunday morning religion school classes visit the library regularly.
We serve all ages including our youngest joining us for storytime or discovering the joy of reading for the first time; Temple members looking for the next great Jewish book; and scholars, students, writers and others within our congregation and throughout the community.
The library catalog is available online and features searching options, weblinks, library news and programs, up-to-date hours, and new items. Users can submit book ratings and short reviews that will be added to the catalog after librarian approval.
For more information, please contact our librarian, Toby Harris, at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the library online at http://lib.tdhs-nw.org/bin/home.
All Temple members have library borrowing privileges. Non-members can borrow materials by providing identification, address, phone, and email to our librarian and making an annual minimum donation of $5.
Books are due 4 weeks from checkout day and can be renewed by sending an email, calling or stopping by the library. Overdue reminders are usually sent by email. If no efforts have been made to contact the librarian, the materials are considered lost when 3 months overdue. Replacement value for lost books will be billed to borrowers. For Temple members, lost book fees will automatically be charged to the credit card on file for your Temple account.
Gifts from our regularly updated Wish List (search on "TDHS") or monetary donations are always welcome! Used book donations may be accepted but please contact the librarian for arrangements. Thanks for thinking of us!
Toddlers and preschoolers are welcome to join us when we read books aloud, recite rhymes and stretch our bodies. Different themes each month on Wednesdays in the Bellevue Library at 10:30 AM. All are welcome!
Temple members and Jennifer Rosen Meade Preschoolers may check out books when parent or guardian present. About 30 minutes.
This is a list of books specifically mentioned by Rabbi Daniel Weiner, Rabbi Aaron Meyer and/or Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen from Temple De Hirsch Sinai Torah Study sessions beginning in August of 2014. It is updated regularly as books and other resources are mentioned.
Winners of the bookplate contest will be announced in January at Sunday School and on the website. Come by and pick up 2017 bookmarks!
All school-age Temple members have an opportunity to design a bookplate for the Benjamin Zukor Children's Library! Each year, the library sponsors a bookplate contest and selects a design we use throughout the following year for books acquired for the Benjamin Zukor Children's Library. We have over 5,000 books in our children and youth collection in Seattle and Bellevue. The contest takes place during Jewish Book Month, the month preceding Chanukah.
The Zukor family, who lost their son, Benjamin, at age 3 in 1987, established the Benjamin Zukor Children's Library to honor his memory. They look forward to seeing and selecting the winning designs each year. Please help us spread the enthusiasm so that we can get lots of exciting entries!
Congratulations to our current year's designers! Pick up bookmarks in the library!
Sydney Coe • 4th grade • Winner 2016
Tyler Rubenstein • 3rd grade • Honorable Mention 2016
Rebecca Dion • 5th grade • Honorable Mention 2016
Jordan Perlman • Kindergarten • Honorable Mention 2016
Laynee Resnikoff • 5th grade • Honorable Mention 2016