Welcome to our Temple Emek Shalom Library

The Temple library is closed until further notice, in keeping with health guidelines mandated

by the State of Oregon during the Coronavirus pandemic. Stay healthy - stay home with a good book!

We are proud of our Temple library and all that it offers. It represents the core of Jewish learning for adults, children, and families at Temple Emek Shalom.

Congregants are encouraged to visit our two beautiful library areas. You can browse the extensive collections, take a book or two off the shelf, grab a current Jewish periodical, and sit, relax and read while sipping a cup of coffee or tea.

And our newly created Jewish Family Resource Center was specially designed with parents, grandparents, and teachers in mind to help them explore and answer those sometimes difficult and challenging family questions.

We also offer a variety of ongoing classes, seminars, and book discussions in the library. See our "Learning in the Library" column for current sessions.

NOTE: Every bookshelf in both library areas are clearly labeled by topic that makes it easy to find books of interest.

NOTE:  All classes listed below will now be offered via Zoom on the dates and times listed. Watch your email for links and instructions.


Learning in the Library

Meet the Author Series

Sundays, 10 am -12 pm

May 3 Teaching our Children (and ourselves) about Death and Dying

Click here for more details on our "Meet the Author" Series

People of the Books


Thursday, April 30, 3:30-5pm

Jewish Literature in America:

A Discussion of Tillie Olsen's 

Tell Me a Riddle

Click here for more details


Stay Connected

Sign up for updates on upcoming library-sponsored events, book reviews, suggested readings and more.