HaSifria: Community Library at the Boulder JCC 

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HaSifria at the Boulder JCC is the primary Jewish educational and informational resource for people in Boulder County, including teachers, students, clergy, communal institutions, and the community at large.

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Our Collection

HaSifria contains approximately 8,000 cataloged items for readers of all ages, including fiction and non-fiction books, DVDs, and CDs.

Books in the collection cover topics that include: Bible, Talmud, Jewish thought, Midrash, folklore, general works on Judaism, Jewish religious movements, guides to Jewish living, life cycle events, Jewish liturgy, Kabbalah, meditation, comparative religion, parenting, Jewish education, Feminism, the arts, cooking, Jewish history, Zionism, Israel, Jewish encyclopedias, books in Hebrew & Yiddish, and more.

The DVD collection includes silent movies, musicals, and documentaries; movies in Hebrew and movies in Yiddish; children's movies, as well as movies about the Holocaust, Jewish identity, Israel, the Jewish experience in America, comedies, and international films.

The Reb Zalman Annex contains volumes from the personal collection of Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, on permanent loan to HaSifria. 

For more information or to find out about library volunteer opportunities, please contact Mitten Lowe. 

The idea for a community Jewish library originated with the Boulder Jewish Educator's Council, a group that represents every congregation and learning institution in Boulder. The council wanted to create a centralized location to foster sharing and learning as a Jewish community for individual Jews, for congregations, and for the organizations that support Jewish life.