HaSifria: Community Library at the Boulder JCC Welcomes All

HaSifria: The Library at the Boulder JCC is the largest collection of Jewish literature, media, and resources in Boulder County. It contains approximately 10,000 cataloged items for readers of all ages, including fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, and other media. In addition to the primary collection, the JCC houses a portion of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi’s personal book collection, housed in the Reb Zalman Study.

The Library is housed on the second floor of the JCC and open to the public during regular building hours.  The book check out system has been updated so it’s easier than ever to check out a book. To set up a library account all you need is a photo ID and to stop by the reception desk. The check-out system is self-service using the computer in the library. Volunteer Librarians are available during several hours over the course of the week. 

In addition to books, the Library offers many upcoming programs. 

Wednesday, February 19 at 6:30 pm Poetry Slam-community members will share their original spoken word contributions
Monday, March 9 at 5 pm free book discussionHere I Amby Jonathan Safran Foer
Monday, April 27 at Noon free book discussionThe Female Persuasion: A Novelby Meg Wolitzer

We offer a “Genealogist-On-Call” during specified library hours. Ellen Kowitt can help get you started if you want to start researching your family history or if you have some documents and you need guidance on the next step. Ellen is usually available on Tuesday evenings from 5-7 pm or you can request a time by sending an email to library@boulderjcc.org

The Library is staffed by volunteers and registration is open now for our next round of training to become a library volunteer. If you would like to learn more about what is involved to be a library volunteer we would like you to attend one information session on Tuesday, March 3 or Monday, March 30 and a training session on Sunday, April 26 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. Volunteers help with shelving, book wrapping and labeling, check-in, and providing book recommendations. 

For all programs at the Boulder JCC, advance registration is always recommended or call 303-998-1900.

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