Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning Shulamith Reich Elster Resource Center and Isaac Franck Library Collection
Fax: 240-283-6201
[email protected]
21st century learning can take place in the town school or the town square. The Shulamith Reich Elster Resource Center at the Partnership provides a stimulating environment within which one may learn Jewish content or craft learning experiences for themselves or others in homes, retreats, on trips, or in more formal settings. In the Isaac Franck Library you will encounter 20,000 volumes of print resources on history, rituals, texts, Israel, and Jewish life in America. You may use them as “study partners” in the Beit Midrash study hall in the Partnership, check them out for two weeks, or view the catalogue at and make your reservation by emailing [email protected] or calling the Partnership. Selections of Jewish children’s literature are available for borrowing, and as examples for building a home library. Families planning life cycle events can review resources to make rituals and the d’var Torah learning meaningful and accessible to guests. Professional educators can find material and human resources that expand presentation strategies and suggest engaging content for learners of all ages. The video and expanded DVD collection focusing on Israel gives expression to the art, history, culture and religion of the Jewish people. Engaging resources for enriching your Jewish learning and living are also frequently updated on

Kass Judaic Library Jewish Community Center
of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd.
Rockville, MD 20852
Fax: 301-881-5512
Located within the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington our Library is a wonderful resource and benefit for all members. Whether you are looking for fiction, history, reference books, videos, DVD’s, or audio books you can find them in our fully computerized library.

The Mollie L. Berch Library Tifereth Israel Congregation
The Mollie L. Berch Library, with upwards of 5,000 volumes, is focused on helping its users to engage Jewishly. The library’s holdings are particularly strong in the areas of children, young adults, women’s studies, biographies, memoirs, Torah commentary, modern Jewish fiction including novels and short stories, and Israeli novels and short stories translated into English. The Mollie L. Berch Library is open whenever the synagogue building is open, including on Shabbat morning.

Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia
8900 Little River Tnpk.
Fairfax, VA 22301
Fax: 703-323-1993
Books, periodicals and Jewish-themed videotapes available through Jewish Heritage Collection program.

The following have Judaic collections.

American University
Bender Library
4400 Massachusettes Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20016

Catholic University
Washington, D.C.

The I. Edward Kiev Judaica Collection Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, George Washington University
Washington, D.C.
The Gelman Library holds over 60,000 volumes of Judaica principally in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and German. The pre-modern Hebraica in the I. Edward Kiev Collection are complemented by various Jewish archives and extensive reference and bibliographic resources to support research in all areas of Jewish studies.

Georgetown University
Washington, D.C.
Main library: 202-687-7452
Woodstock Library: 202-687-7513

Library of Congress
Washington, D.C.

University of Maryland
Hornbake Library
College Park, MD

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