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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.

  • Movie Matinees at the Sperber: Portrait of Wally

    Movie Matinees at the Sperber: Portrait of Wally

    Our popular documentary film and discussion series continues. Join us for a screening of Portrait of Wally. Share your thoughts about the film and enjoy some popcorn! Traces the history of famed artist Egon Schiele's portrait of his mistress from mid-century Vienna to the Museum of Modern Art in 1997. Read More

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  • Movie Matinees at the Sperber: Hummus!

    Movie Matinees at the Sperber: Hummus!

    Our popular documentary film and discussion series continues. Join us for a screening of Hummus. Share your thoughts about the film and enjoy some popcorn and Hummus tasting! Hummus is a superfood with the power to bring Muslims, Christians and Jews together, and we meet them in this documentary from Israel. Enjoy a special Hummus tasting after the film to pick your favorite! Read More

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  • Movie Matinees at the Sperber: Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

    Movie Matinees at the Sperber: Klezmatics: On Holy Ground

    Our popular documentary film and discussion series continues. Join us for a screening of Klezmatics: On Holy Ground. Share your thoughts about the film and enjoy some popcorn! Follows the Grammy winning band over three years, capturing their highs and lows and rousing scenes from their live concerts. Read More

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  • Movie Matinees at the Sperber: The Nazi Officer's Wife

    Movie Matinees at the Sperber: The Nazi Officer's Wife

    Our popular documentary film and discussion series continues. Join us for a screening of The Nazi Officer's Wife. Share your thoughts about the film and enjoy some popcorn! Explores the extraordinary life of Holocaust survivor Edith Hahn Beer, who escapes the Holocaust by living as a non-Jew in Munich, marrying a Nazi and raising an Aryan family. Read More

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