Build the new library!

website5We are applying for a grant to build a community library in the JSL, filled with prose, plays, and poetry related to Judaism.

Reading and talking about books and ideas has been part of Jewish culture for centuries, and some of the most profound works in the Jewish tradition are presented as margin notes to other stories. Following this tradition, we will be stocking the library with bookmarks on which people can write their thoughts as they read. Future readers will find these bookmarks, can leave their own thoughts, and we will gradually build up a collection of books filled with the conversations of generations of Swatties.

Sound fun? Here’s how you can get involved:

  • Bring books from home that you think would work well in the library. Books people donate don’t have to be Jewish books, but they should be good books.
  • Recommend books for us to order here.
  • Stay tuned for further info about finalizing the list, logistics, etc.

If you read all of this and are thinking “This is so cool that I want to be deeply involved in creating it,” that is awesome. We are hoping that people who are really excited about this to get involved. Just get in touch and we’ll let you know how you can help!


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