Jewish Library in Meyerland

Congregation Beth Israel and our Hyman Judah Schachtel Library – accredited at the advanced level by the Association of Jewish Libraries – is a prime resource for Meyerland Jewish Library.

Our Houston-based synagogue is home of one of the most extensive collections of Jewish literature, and attracts scholars from all across the country. The Hyman Judah Schachtel Library, a Jewish library in Meyerland, holds Jewish historical texts that date back to the 1800s, providing great context for those who are using the library for research.

Browse Through Our Meyerland Jewish Art Gallery

Extensive collection: The Hyman Judah Schachtel Library offers an extensive collection of works — many of the books have specific Jewish interest but others are written by Jewish authors and might be a good selection for casual reading. There are also detailed records on the history of the congregation.

Children’s books: Our Meyerland Jewish Library also features a children’s section in hopes that they will find our collections entertaining and also informative on the Jewish faith.

Historical Texas in Meyerland that are Available to Members and Non-members Alike

We make our library accessible to members and the community at large. We want to put our collection on display and offer the valuable resources for individuals that might be learning about Judaism for the first time.

We also host special events, such as guest speakers, book clubs, or social mixers and networking events. From browsing our Jewish art gallery in Meyerland to simply finding a good book for leisure time, the Hyman Judah Schachtel Library is worth visiting.

Gain access to our rare and highly insightful Meyerland Jewish library by visiting Congregation Beth Israel today.


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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