Lippman Library

The Abraham Lippman Library, the main circulating library at Rodef Shalom, is a 11,000-plus item repository for literature and learning resources of interest to all members of Rodef Shalom. The library is accedited by the Association of Jewish Libraries.

The library is on the first floor of the Temple, adjacent to the Commons Area. Within the Lippman Library are the Glick Children’s Library—for Preschool and Religious School students—and the Broff Youth Area, containing our young adult and reference collections. The Lippman Library also circulates the Kaplan-Lefkowitz video collection.

The library is open to the public, but borrowing is limited to Rodef Shalom members and families enrolled in the Family Center Preschool.


Did You Know?

If you are a Rodef Shalom member or if you have a child enrolled in the Family Center Preschool, you are able to check books out from the Lippman Library. If a book is on our shelves or in one of our displays, it is available to check out. The librarian or a library volunteer would be glad to help you check out.

However, if you can't find the librarian or a library volunteer, the check out process is easy. Simply take the circulation card from the book, write the date and your name on the card, and place the card in the circulation card box at the circulation desk. Take the book with you, and enjoy! Bring the book back when you are finished with it. It's that simple.


Library Catalog

The catalog for the Lippman and Glick Libraries can be found at Abraham Lippman Library Catalog. To use the catalog, login on the LibraryWorld opening page. Enter Lippman for the library name and click on login. You will then be connected to the catalog. Note:  The circulation component has not been implemented, so all materials are listed as available. To determine availability, contact the library.


February Hours

  • Wednesday 9:30-3:30
  • Friday 1-4
  • Sunday 8-2
  • Tuesday, February 28 2:30-8:30

Contacting the Library

To check the availability of a book, place a book on reserve, or if you have any questions, contact Christine Taylor, the Librarian, at (412) 621-6566, x179 or by email at [email protected]

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