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Cantor Ted Cotler Memorial Library

Our library is the largest circulating Jewish library in the East Bay, with over 7,000 individual items of all types, including:

  • Books for all ages
  • Video tapes & DVDs
  • Audio cassettes
  • Online Library Catalog


  • Mission Statement

    The Library at Temple Isaiah supports the ongoing pursuit of Jewish learning for all members of our community and the surrounding Jewish community in a welcoming atmosphere with a broad range of Judaic books, media and educational materials.

    About our Library

    Our Librarian is Melissa Gianotti
    Located in the Temple House building, our 7,000 volume circulating Judaica library, the largest in the East Bay, is open for browsing, reading, reference, and book borrowing for Temple members of all ages. Access to the collection is computerized for better information retrieval. A professional librarian, on hand during hours of opening, will be happy to assist you. Gan Ilan children are invited to regular pre-school storytimes with the Librarian; and Religious School teachers may schedule storytime with the Librarian for Primary School age children. Volunteers may open the Library at additional times for your convenience.



    To schedule an appointment please contact the front office (925) 283-8575 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Temple Isaiah Library Shabbat with Local Author Alan Jacobson
    Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8pm in the Sanctuary (Temple Isaiah)
    Please join us for a special Shabbat with local author Alan Jacobson followed by oneg with book signing. Alan Jacobson is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of mystery/suspense/thriller novels, including the FBI profiler Karen Vail series and the OPSIG Team Black covert ops novels, as well as stand-alone books and short stories. Sponsored by the Temple Isaiah Library Committee. Open to the public and all are welcome.

    Book Donations
    We are not accepting donations of books at this time. 

    Children’s books for the East Bay Children’s Book Project may still be dropped off in the collection box next to the library. Learn more at East Bay Children’s Book Project http://www.eastbaychildrensbookproject.org 

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    Our Library Includes

      The Library at Temple Isaiah
    • A Computerized Library Catalog
    • Online Catalog Features Book Covers, Reviews & Contents Notes
    • Wi-Fi & Internet Access
    • Library Book Club Support
    • Audiobooks & Audiobook CD’s
    • Podcast Stories with the Librarian
    • Jewish Videos & DVD’s
    • Jewish Parents’ Collection
    • Children’s Books & Student Support
    • Holiday Materials & Cookbooks
    • Periodicals & Newspapers
    • Reference Collection
    • Jewish Music CD’s &  Scores
    • Sunday & Evening Hours
    • Judaica Non-Fiction
    • Jewish Fiction & Mysteries.
    • Online & Print Bibliographies
    • Storytime with the Librarian

    The Library accepts donations of new and gently used Jewish books and general picture books.  To get more information regarding donations, please contact the Librarian Melissa Gianotti at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (925)283-8575 ext.316.

    Click here to login to your Temple account and Adopt A Book Today!