Astor Judaica Library Information
Welcome to the Samuel & Rebecca Astor Judaica Library!
Is there is a specific book that you need? Search our online catalog (link below) or contact the library desk at (858) 362-1361.
Questions? Please see or call Melanie in the JCC Senior Department at 858-362-1141 during weekdays.
SEARCH LIBRARY CATALOG
We're excited to announce the opening of the Hebrew library, a collaborative effort between the Israeli American Council (IAC) and the JCC. Explore our catalog here for Hebrew books for adults and children.
SEARCH HEBREW LIBRARY CATALOG
Open during JCC operating hours.
A volunteer librarian is generally available Wednesday mornings from 10:30 am to 12:00 noon.
• Rosh Hashanah
• Yom Kippur
• Sukkot (first two days)
• Shemini Atzeret
• Simchat Torah
• Thanksgiving Day (Thursday and Friday)
• Christmas Day
• New Year's Day
• Passover (first two days)
• Memorial Day
• July 4th
• Labor Day
Checking Out Books
Instructions for self-checkout of materials are available at the librarian’s desk. Please return materials to Library Return Tray on librarian’s desk, or to Guest Services.
LFJCC Astor Judaica Library Jewish Music Record Collection
The LFJCC Astor Judaica Library Jewish Music Recordings Collection contains over 600 vocal and instrumental records and albums of Jewish religious and secular music, many in Hebrew and Yiddish. Learn more.
Astor Judaica Library Special Jewish Music Score Collection
The LFJCC Astor Judaica Library Special Jewish Music Score Collection contains manuscripts and published works (over 1300 vocal and 100 instrumental scores) of Jewish religious and secular music. These scores are in addition to what you will find in the library’s online catalog, which also contains books with music scores. Some of the earliest scores of vocal liturgical music in this collection date from the mid-1800s. Learn more.
Jewish Music CD Collection
The LFJCC Astor Judaica Library Jewish Music CD Collection contains 360 vocal and instrumental CDs of Jewish religious and secular music. They are shelved by genre of music. Learn more.
Checking Out DVDs
The DVD collection includes documentaries, educational videos, films on holiday themes and feature films with Jewish and Israeli themes, as well as children's DVDs.
Check out below for events happening in the Astor Judaica Library.
Treasures of the Jewish Music Collection
Thursdays, September 28, October 19, December 7, 2023 | 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Astor Judaica Library
Lawrence Family JCC
Join Eileen Wingard and guest Judith Rubinstein for an afternoon of showcasing Hanukkah music from the Samuel & Rebecca Astor Judaica Library’s Music Collection. In collaboration with the Astor Judaica Library, San Diego Center for Jewish Culture and JCC’s Senior & Adult Dept. RSVP one week prior to each event.
December 7 | Music of Hanukkah
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