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Sperber Community Library

The Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles at American Jewish was dedicated by the Sperber Family in memory of noted philanthropist and landscape developer Burton Sperber. 

The library welcomes the entire Los Angeles Jewish Community to enjoy its state-of-the art facility and participate in a variety of programs for adults, children and families, including Grandparent & Me, book and film clubs, genealogy research and literary events with noted authors. Join our community of book lovers and learners.

  • Finding Vital Records Online - Beyond Ancestry.com and FamilySearch

    Finding Vital Records Online - Beyond Ancestry.com and FamilySearch

    While many genealogists will stop their search for online vital records after reviewing the commercial site Ancestry.com and the Mormons' FamilySearch website, there is a multitude of other places on the internet where one might find birth, marriage, and death information. This lecture reviews and illustrates the breadth of other vital records sources available, including other online genealogy sites; local, county, and state level public agencies; and from public, university and college libraries, and historical and genealogical societies. Read More

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  • Casting Lots, Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World: Coffee & Conversation with author Susan Silverman and columnist Danielle Berrin

    Casting Lots, Creating a Family in a Beautiful, Broken World: Coffee & Conversation with author Susan Silverman and columnist Danielle Berrin

    Presented with University Women. Susan Silverman, the older sister of comic Sarah Silverman, shocked everyone who knew her (“But you were elected Class Flirt in high school!”), became a rabbi and moved to Israel. She then built a family of three daughters and two sons through birth and adoption. The author joins us to discuss her funny and moving memoir. Read More

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