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Print publications

  • The Jewish Library Handbook edited by Joyce Levine (2016). A practical guide for synagogue, school, and community center libraries.
  • The Weine Classification Scheme and Relative Index: for Judaica Libraries 9th ed. by Association of Jewish Libraries and Joel Tuchman (2013), a classification system used in many small synagogue libraries, is available for free download by AJL members. A bound copy is available for purchase from Amazon.
  • Creating a Collection: A Basic Book List for Judaic Libraries 6th ed. by Marlene Schiffman and Leslie Monchar (2015). An annotated subject bibliography for developing a core collection in a synagogue, school or community center library.
  • Jewish Classics for Kids by Linda Silver (2006). An annotated bibliography of a classic canon for children.
  • The Association of Jewish Libraries Guide to Yiddish Short Stories by Bennett Muraskin (2011), an annotated summary of over 130 Yiddish stories available in English translation.
  • Freiband, Susan, with Barbara Leff. Collection Development in Smaller Judaica Libraries (2 vol. set) New York: AJL, 2006. Includes Introduction and Guide (34 p.) and Resource Guide (18 p.). Practical information to help with collection development and an annotated bibliography of tools for selection of materials. $10. For purchase, please contact the AJL Publications chair at
  • Notable Children’s Books of Jewish Content. New York: AJL, 2001. (60 p.) Annotated lists of recommended books for 1985-2000, prepared by the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee. $10. For purchase, please contact the AJL Publications chair at