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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.

  • Short Stories at the Sperber: Slow Cooking

    Short Stories at the Sperber: Slow Cooking

    Do not have time to read an entire book? Join us each month to discuss literary short stories with our Sperber Librarian. This month we will be discussing Deakla Keydar's "Slow Cooking."From the story collection by Israeli writers, Tel Aviv Noir. this one tells of a divorcee working in a Tel Aviv supermarket who meets her phone-order crush and learns about the city's African refugee problem. Contact the Sperber Library at 310-440-1264, or email Lisa Silverman at lisa.silverman@aju.edu to request that a copy of the story be sent to you! Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Lilac Girls (DAYTIME)

    Book Club at the Sperber: Lilac Girls (DAYTIME)

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Lilac Girls by Martha Kelley New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. Based on the story of a real WWII heroine. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Lilac Girls (DAYTIME)

    Book Club at the Sperber: Lilac Girls (DAYTIME)

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Lilac Girls by Martha Kelley New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. Based on the story of a real WWII heroine. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Lilac Girls (EVENING)

    Book Club at the Sperber: Lilac Girls (EVENING)

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Lilac Girls by Martha Kelley New York socialite Caroline Ferriday has her hands full with her post at the French consulate and a new love on the horizon. But Caroline’s world is forever changed when Hitler’s army invades Poland in September 1939—and then sets its sights on France. Based on the story of a real WWII heroine. Read More

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  • Short Stories at the Sperber: Address Unknown

    Short Stories at the Sperber: Address Unknown

    Do not have time to read an entire book? Join us each month to discuss literary short stories with our Sperber Librarian. This month we will be discussing Katherine Kressman Taylor's "Address Unknown." A story comprising of a series of fictional letters between a Jewish art dealer living in San Francisco and his former business partner, who has returned to Germany. Contact the Sperber Library at 310-440-1264, or email Lisa Silverman at lisa.silverman@aju.edu to request that a copy of the story be sent to you! Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Washing the Dead (DAYTIME)

    Book Club at the Sperber: Washing the Dead (DAYTIME)

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman Three generations of Jewish women grapple with family secrets in a novel that explores religious community, adulthood, and the power of ritual. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Washing the Dead (DAYTIME)

    Book Club at the Sperber: Washing the Dead (DAYTIME)

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman Three generations of Jewish women grapple with family secrets in a novel that explores religious community, adulthood, and the power of ritual. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: Washing the Dead (EVENING)

    Book Club at the Sperber: Washing the Dead (EVENING)

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about Washing the Dead by Michelle Brafman Three generations of Jewish women grapple with family secrets in a novel that explores religious community, adulthood, and the power of ritual. Read More

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  • Short Stories at the Sperber: Zeresh

    Short Stories at the Sperber: Zeresh

    Do not have time to read an entire book? Join us each month to discuss literary short stories with our Sperber Librarian. This month we will be discussing Michal Lemberger's "Zeresh" from the author's "After Abel" story collection. Contact the Sperber Library at 310-440-1264, or email Lisa Silverman at lisa.silverman@aju.edu to request that a copy of the story be sent to you! Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: The Seven Good Years (DAYTIME)

    Book Club at the Sperber: The Seven Good Years (DAYTIME)

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret. A wise and witty memoir dealing with the seven years between the birth of his son and the death of his father—Keret’s first nonfiction book published in America is told in his inimitable style of poignant insights and irrepressible humor. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: The Seven Good Years (DAYTIME)

    Book Club at the Sperber: The Seven Good Years (DAYTIME)

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret. A wise and witty memoir dealing with the seven years between the birth of his son and the death of his father—Keret’s first nonfiction book published in America is told in his inimitable style of poignant insights and irrepressible humor. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: The Seven Good Years (EVENING)

    Book Club at the Sperber: The Seven Good Years (EVENING)

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about The Seven Good Years by Etgar Keret. A wise and witty memoir dealing with the seven years between the birth of his son and the death of his father—Keret’s first nonfiction book published in America is told in his inimitable style of poignant insights and irrepressible humor. Read More

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  • Short Stories at the Sperber: Sarah's Story

    Short Stories at the Sperber: Sarah's Story

    Do not have time to read an entire book? Join us each month to discuss literary short stories with our Sperber Librarian. This month we will be discussing Jill Hammer's "Sarah's Story." This work is from her story collection about women in the Bible, "Sisters at Sinai." Contact the Sperber Library at 310-440-1264, or email Lisa Silverman at lisa.silverman@aju.edu to request that a copy of the story be sent to you! Read More

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