Libraries

About the Temple De Hirsch Sinai Libraries

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.

For more information, please contact our librarian, Naomi Sandler, at nsandler@tdhs-nw.org.

Policies

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.

Temple’s libraries are available by appointment.  Please contact Temple’s Office at 206.323.8486 or info@tdhs-nw.org.

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