Save the Date for Movie Night at Temple Israel– Thursday, July 17th!
Nancy Mae Shaines Memorial Library Sara Lesley Arnold, librarian The library has seen a lot of action the past few months, with the religious school’s HaSefer Basakit (book-in-a-bag) program thriving and lots of new books and DVDs coming in. Sara and the library committee have been continually finding ways to better your library experience andContinue reading “May Doorpost Column”
Along with my fellow staff members at the Temple Israel Hebrew school (with the initiative of Joan Nagler), I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend Limmud Boston yesterday, a conference with seminars celebrating Jewish identity and learning. I chose to check out the following bunch of seminars, mostly library and education related, but someContinue reading “Limmud Boston”
The library’s recent trip to view the Dead Sea Scrolls at Boston’s Museum of Science was a great success! We had more than 40 community members come together to explore our heritage and history, looking at artifacts ranging from 408 BCE to 318 CE. The low humidity and low light in caves in Qumran, nearContinue reading “Dead Sea Scrolls in Boston”
“Let’s go play in the library!” –Hannah “This is such a great library!” –Isaac “Sure, I love libraries!” –Anakin
Good Deeds Day is coming up everybody! What project are you planning to help somebody in your community? Since its inception in 2007, Good Deeds Day has grown to have 250,000 participants in Israel last year, and thousands more worldwide. Apparently MTV has been involved in marketing the cause, and several large sponsors help theContinue reading “Good Deeds Day 2013”
Before my arrival, Al and Diane instituted “Sefer Basakeet” in conjunction with the K-2 classes in the temple Hebrew school– an awesome program that translates as “Book in a Bag.” This monthly activity brings the children into the library for a story read aloud and an activity sheet reinforcing comprehension of the story, through characterContinue reading “HaSefer B’Sakit”
It’s me! This week I began work at the Nancy Mae Shaines Memorial Library at Temple Israel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I am learning the ropes from Al, Meryl, and Diane, congregation members who have been holding down the fort since the previous librarian retired about a year ago. I LOVE it here already. VeryContinue reading “Well there’s a new kid in town…”