April Doorpost Column

Hello Library Lovers! We at the library have been busy planning several exciting projects. First, the online library survey is available through April. Thanks for the rapid response! Please let Sara know if you would like a paper copy to fill out, it just takes two minutes. Participants can choose to be entered in aContinue reading “April Doorpost Column”

January Movie Night’s a Wrap

Another good turnout for this month’s movie night– great to see everybody! After the documentary, we had a great discussion about Arab and Jewish kids growing up in Israel and some of the constant struggles they have, making sense of the world around them while having limited interactions with kids of different backgrounds. We’ll beContinue reading “January Movie Night’s a Wrap”

The Arab Jewish Community Center for Tolerance and Peace

Movie night on Thursday! I recommend Dancing in Jaffa for older kids as well as adults, but with parental guidance since there is some talk about the conflict. Very uplifting, though, and a wonderful message of peace. Optional donations to the community center featured in the film that is devoted to interfaith activities for allContinue reading “The Arab Jewish Community Center for Tolerance and Peace”

7000th item added to the collection!

Debbie Friedman landed a spot as the 7000th item in the Nancy Mae Shaines Memorial Library catalog today. Good way to end a great year here at the library! Come check out our newly acquired books, music, and movies, including JGuys Guide: GPS for the Jewish Teen, and the graphic novels Rabbi Harvey Rides Again and Hereville: HowContinue reading “7000th item added to the collection!”

Limmud Boston 2014

Everyone this year seemed up for meeting new people, one seeking more info on the gorgeous necklace a stranger is wearing and another offering his place in the coffee line to someone who looked like they needed a more immediate fix. Attendees really stopped to help each other and chat– I suppose this should not be news,Continue reading “Limmud Boston 2014”

September Doorpost Column

Hello Library Lovers! We have been busy in the library readying it for the start of school and the holidays. We appreciate all of the generous library fund donations we have been receiving, letting us start a new and exciting project! Many of you have expressed how much you love our library, but did youContinue reading “September Doorpost Column”

My Jewish Wedding

Since starting my librarianship at the Nancy Mae Shaines Memorial Library at Temple Israel, I have been thirsting to know more and more. Surrounded by vast knowledge documented in so many worlds, I had trouble knowing where to begin. I remembered little from Hebrew school and had historic time frames confused. I began to pickContinue reading “My Jewish Wedding”