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Jewish Libraries Around The World

A Look Into Judaic Librarianship

InstitutionLocationTypeDate Updated
Jewish Collections at the Filson Historical SocietyLouisville, Kentucky, USASpecial Collection4/6/2022
Joseph and Mae Gray Learning & Cultural Center, North Suburban Synagogue Beth ElHighland Park, Illinois, USASynagogue Library4/6/2022
Ets Haim – Livraria MontezinosAmsterdam, NetherlandsSpecial Collection5/17/2022
Feldman Children's Library - Congregation B'nai IsraelBoca Raton, Florida USASynagogue Library4/6/2022
Ostrow Library - American Jewish UniversityLos Angeles, California, USAResearch Library4/6/2022
Macks Center for Jewish Education Library and Resource CenterBaltimore, Maryland, USACenter Library4/6/2022
Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, University of Minnesota LibrariesMinneapolis, Minnesota, USASpecial Collection4/8/2022

Our First Seven Institutions

There are hundreds of magnificent Jewish libraries,  collections, and archives that can be found in colleges, universities, day schools, community centers, and synagogues.  They contain rare books, unique book collections, ephemera, beautiful art, and much more. However, until now there has been no central location where an interested person can learn about the breadth, beauty, and history of these institutions.

With the generous support of the  Harris Family Private Foundation, the Association of Jewish Libraries is creating a searchable web portal featuring these treasures. Each participating institution has a page outlining  its work, history, and unique collections.  Please explore our first seven institutions above.

Ets Haim – Livraria Montezinos, Amsterdam

Feldman Children’s Library – Congregation B’nai Israel, Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Ostrow Library – American Jewish University, Los Angeles, California, USA

Promote Your Vital Work

AJL wants to help you promote your work.
We have created a searchable portal for Jewish libraries and collections worldwide. It is prominently featured on our newly designed website devoted to Jewish libraries, archives, and collections. It will be viewed by librarians and the general public as well. It features beautifully designed pages with high-quality photographs, professionally edited video tours, and artfully interspersed informational text for each library or collection.

We will work with you to create a unique page for your AJL affiliated institution at no charge. You provide the materials and we work together to design a page that highlights the unique aspects of your institution. We will also work with you to make sure your page is frequently updated. Please contact Jerry Krautman at AJL to learn more about this exciting partnership.

Support AJL

The AJL is the leading authority on Judaic librarianship.

Founded in 1966, the AJL is an international, professional organization that fosters access to information and research in all forms of media relating to all things Jewish. It promotes Jewish literacy and scholarship and provides a community for peer support and professional development.

Please consider a gift to support our efforts via our Annual Fund or Endowment Campaign.  Please click here for more information. 

Please contact Jerry Krautman to discuss page naming opportunities on our Donna and Richard Harris Jewish Libraries, Archives, and Collections Around the World site.

Contact Us

Association of Jewish Libraries

P.O. Box 1118
Teaneck, New Jersey 07666

Jerry Krautman
AJL Development Consultant
(310) 738-2192