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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: 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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  • Grandparent & Me - Shavuot, Holiday of the Torah

    Grandparent & Me - Shavuot, Holiday of the Torah

    Burton Sperber Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles and PJ Library present: 'Grandparent & Me' -- Sunday Morning Storytime Music, singing, crafts and an interactive story for preschoolers ages 2 1/2 to 6 years old and their Grandparents or other Special Persons. Each session meets on a Sunday morning from 10:00am-11:30am. $20 per family, per session or register for all 8 sessions for $140 and get one free! Space is limited. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: A Backpack, A Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir(DAYTIME)

    Book Club at the Sperber: A Backpack, A Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir(DAYTIME)

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about A Backpack, A Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir by Lev Golinkin A former Jewish refugee recounts his family's desperate flight from the Soviet Union in the late 1980's and his personal quest to retrace their journey years later in order to thank the strangers who helped them. Read More

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  • Book Club at the Sperber: A Backpack, A Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir(DAYTIME)

    Book Club at the Sperber: A Backpack, A Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir(DAYTIME)

    Join us for a lively discussion with our Sperber Librarian about A Backpack, A Bear, and Eight Crates of Vodka: A Memoir by Lev Golinkin A former Jewish refugee recounts his family's desperate flight from the Soviet Union in the late 1980's and his personal quest to retrace their journey years later in order to thank the strangers who helped them. Read More

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