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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: Mishpocha

    Short Stories at the Sperber: Mishpocha

    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 Erika Dreifus' "Mishpocha" from her story collection "Quiet Americans." 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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