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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.

  • Searching the World for Exotic Judaica, David Hirsch

    Searching the World for Exotic Judaica, David Hirsch

    Share the travels of David Hirsch, UCLA librarian for Jewish and Middle Eastern Studies, as he discusses his most recent sojourns in Iraq, Kurdistan, and Turkey searching for exotic Judaica for the university's extensive collections. Hirsch speaks or reads 12 different languages - including Arabic, Farsi, Turkish, Armenian, Indonesian, and Swahili - and this remarkable facility enables him to connect with sources across the world. He reveals stories and photos of his most stirring acquisitions and future plans for expanding the UCLA library collections. Read More

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  • Bestselling Author A.J. Jacobs -- It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree

    Bestselling Author A.J. Jacobs -- It's All Relative: Adventures Up and Down the World's Family Tree

    The experimental journalist's latest book is about his family -- and your family, too. The author chronicles his adventure to help build the World Family Tree -- a quest to unite the entire human race. Jacobs' bestseller The Year of Living Biblically will soon be adapted as a CBS sitcom and his global family TED Talk has been viewed more than one million times. Read More

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