Jewish Library in Bellaire

As one of the truly special resources available to men and women of the Jewish faith in the Southwest region of the country, Congregation Beth Israel invites you to visit the Bellaire Jewish library here at our synagogue.

Designated as one of the few “advanced” level synagogue libraries, the Hyman Judah Schachtel Library is home to one of the most extensive collections of books and literature that pertain to men and women of faith. Our Jewish library in Houston provides a unique educational experience as individuals browse through these resources.

We Welcome All Members of the Community to Browse Our Bellaire Jewish Historical Texts

Our special collection at the Hyman Judah Schachtel Library is open to everyone in the community. The library is an especially useful resource for the individuals who attend Congregation Beth Israel or one of our educational institutions.

Jewish scholars from across the country will come to our facility to explore our Jewish historical texts in Bellaire because our collection features:

Historical Text: Literary materials that date back as far as the mid-1800s, which also happens to be the time period when our congregation was first formed. Our Bellaire Jewish library provides unique, historical context for scholars

Material for Everyone: Materials for all levels and topics. From our Bellaire Jewish art gallery to our children’s wing, our Schachtel Library covers all needs and preferences.

Robust Selection: A robust selection that now features over 20,000 volumes of text, making our archives one of the most extensive collections in the country. Our Jewish library in Houston is significant for those who are committed to a lifetime of learning within the Jewish faith.

Our library is home to a variety of events, speakers, exhibits and more. Whether it features a Jewish art gallery in Houston or words from a scholar, these enriching events are great supplemental for general learning.

We invite you to take advantage of this valuable resource and browse through our extensive Bellaire Jewish library.


The Hurricane Harvey Flood Fund

Hurricane Harvey left Houston and surrounding areas in a shambles, but the great people of Houston are banding together to help and heal. Your help is welcome and needed. You may send Gift Cards (Kroger, Target, HEB, Lowe’s, or Visa/Mastercard, etc.) to Congregation Beth Israel. They will be immediately distributed to area neighbors to assist in replacing essential items and children’s school supplies.

You may also Donate directly to Congregation Beth Israel by clicking here. All funds will go directly to aid those who need immediate help. These funds will NOT be held to be allocated later. On behalf of our clergy (Rabbi David Lyon, Rabbi Adrienne Scott, Rabbi Joshua Herman, Rabbi Chase Foster, and Cantor Trompeter), David Scott, Executive Director, and Bruce Levy, Temple President, we are very grateful for your kindness, generosity, and help.

Hurt has no shame and no label; we just need to heal one another.

Rabbi David Lyon

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