With three libraries, Hurston Adult Library, Selinger Children's Library, and Tauber Library, WHC works to deepen understanding about Jewish identity and culture and increase commitment to Reform Jewish practices and way of life.
Our three libraries serve the congregants, their children, faculty, clergy and staff. With our library program we seek to enhance the understanding of Jewish beliefs and holiday celebrations, provide needed information for life cycle events and practices, increase spirituality, promote lifelong reading and learning about Judaism, provide access to sacred texts in English and Hebrew, promote appreciation of Jewish literature, reinfoce Jewish identity, and develop increased commitment to Reform Jewish practices and way of life.
The Selinger Children’s Library and the Tauber Library have the additional goals of reinforcing curriculum and class work, developing strong Jewish identity in students, maintaining a special profession collection for use by faculty, staff, and clergy, and providing a readers advisory for educatiors in the Early Childhood Centers, Religious School, and Adult Education program.
Our libraries are available for browsing, selecting materials, quiet study and contemplation, and as a gathering place for library programs for children and adults. We have books, newspapers, and periodicals readily available for you to read and borrow. We have a WHC Library Online Catalog for you to browse and pick your next book to read. We also have a professional librarian who is available to help you locate books and materials and offer suggestions for reading and study. If you notify the librarian, she can pull your book selection and arrange a convenient time for you to pick it up.