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The Detroit Jewish News, 1987-03-06

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Keepers Of The Books

Continued from preceding page

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THE JEWISH NEWS

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Here is a list of the Jewish
community's largest lib-
raries, intermixed with
smaller collections offering a
special service. A number of
synagogue collections are not
listed here.

Adat Shalom Synagogue
Jacob E. Segal Library,
29901 Middlebelt Rd., Far-
mington Hills, 851-5100.
Staff: Harriett Klein. Hours:
Monday-Thursday 3-6, Sun-
day 10-1. Closed Friday.

Jewish Community Cen-
ter Henry & Delia Meyers
Memorial Library, 6600 W.
Maple Rd., West Bloomfield,
661-1000. Staff: Ann Parker.
Hours: Monday-Thursday
9-3, Sunday 9-1.

21728 W. Eleven Mile Rd.
Harvard Row Mall
Southfield, Ml 48076

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Daily 10:00-5, Thurs. till 8
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THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

352-8622

Sarah Bell.
Helping everyone in her de-
termined manner, Bell ignores
the piles steadily growing on
the front counter; magazines,
articles, newspapers, new
books to be processed, and re-
turned books that need re-
shelving. In this library of
37,000 books, 1,500 un-
catalogued Yiddish books, over
100 periodicals, a 45-drawer
vertical file, and a large Jewish
sheet music file, Bell and her
assistant, Jean Levy, run a
race with time and space.
Some days, it feels like they
are winning. They are pa-
rticularly proud of the library's
newest resource, geneological
research tools: the Jewish
Geneology Society Family
Finder, a computer list of sur-
names, home towns and users'
names, the Michigan Jewish
Historical Society's index of
death notices and the Michi-
gan Jewish Geneological index
of Jewish births and deaths.
"Right now we have over

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Special Collections

Holocaust Memorial
Center Morris & Emma
Schaver Library and Arc-
hives, 6601 W. Maple Rd.,
West Bloomfield, 661-0840.
Staff: Hannah Klein, Joyce
Malin, Feiga Weiss. Hours:
Monday-Thursday 10-4,
Wednesday 10-8, Sunday
12-4.

50%-70% OFF

Friday, March 6, 1987

the library open, but it's impo-
ssible. Our hours are very in-
consistent. The library is
under-used because it is
under-staffed."
Those lucky enough to catch
the library open will find a
quiet room whose stained glass
windows and dim lighting give
it a chapel-like atmosphere.
The children's room — one of
the most inviting in the city —
is decorated with a fanciful
Noah's Ark mural and large
cardboard cutouts of Bugs
Bunny.
The Midrasha library houses
the Jewish community's
largest collection. It is a com-
munity library, a treasure
trove for earnest bibliophiles,
scholars, geneological resear-
chers and students.
Yet it is relatively quiet ex-
cept for Sundays when Mid-
rasha and United Hebrew
School students of all ages
come in, look through the
books and mill around the
front desk, waiting for the as-
sistance of long-time librarian

Congregation Shaarey
Zedek Library, 27375 Bell
Rd. Southfield, 357-5544.
Staff: Sharon Cohen, Pauline
Robins, Evelyn Schreier.
Hours: Monday 11-8:30,
Tuesday 12-4, Wednesday
11-6:30, Friday 11-3, Sunday
8:30-4:30, closed Thursday
and Saturday.

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CLOSE-UP

Jewish Community
Council Library, United
Hebrew Schools, Room One,
21550 W. Twelve Mile Rd.,
Southfield, 352-6166. Staff:

Sally Reinicke. Hours: Morn-
ings, Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday.
Kollel Institute of
Greater Detroit Library,
15230 West Lincoln, Oak
Park, 968-0109, 968-0764.
Staff: Rabbis Elizei Weissfish
and. Shimon Shapiro. Hours:
Sunday-Thursday 7-12:45,
2:30-6:30, 8:30-11 pm, Friday
7-10:30.
Machon L'Torah Li-
brary, 15221 West Ten Mile
Rd., Oak Park, 968-4835,
398-4405. Staff: Fayge
Young. Hours: To be deter-
mined after opening of new
building.
Midrasha College of
Jewish Studies Library,
21550 West Twelve Mile Rd.,
Southfield, 352-7117. Staff:
Sarah Bell, Jean Levy.
Hours: Monday-Thursday
10-6, Sunday 9-1.
Temple Beth El Anna S.
& Meyer L. Prentis Memo-
rial Library, 7400 Tele-
graph Rd., Birmingham,
851-1100. Staff: Marilyn
Brenner. Hours: Monday 1-5,
Tuesday and Thursday 1-6,
Wednesday 3:30-8:30, Satur-
day and Sunday 9-12:30.
Temple Israel Library,
5725 Walnut Lake Rd., West
Bloomfield, 661-5700. Staff:
Bertha Wember. Hours: Sun-
day mornings.
Wayne State University
Purdy Library — Abe
Kasle Collection, 5244 Gul-
len Mall, Detroit, 577-4232.
Hours: Monday-Thursday
8am-llpm, Friday Sam-6pm,
Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-7.

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