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JEWISH GENEALOGY RESEARCH LIBRARY

The JGSPBCI maintains an extensive research collection on permanent loan to the Rose Merry L. Plough Media Resource and Reading Center located in the Phyllis & Harvey Sandler Center for Jewish Life Enhancement at the Levis Jewish Community Center campus in Boca Raton, Florida. (See map and directions.)

WHAT'S AT THE LIBRARY

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THE FIVE RESEARCH COLLECTIONS


JGS Reference Books (Including Jewish Community Books)

The Library contains over 370 research books organized by topic. These books cover a very wide range of genealogical subjects, including the works of many important researchers and writers. The Jewish Community Books in the collection have been donated by some forty Jewish organizations located in various cities and states around the country.

View the catalog for JGS Reference Books.

View selected JGS Reference Books pertinent to the JGSPBCI Special Interest Groups.

Periodicals

Newsletters from JGS societies throughout the country and from many parts of the world as well as all back issues of Avotaynu.

Miscellaneous Source Material

A collection of video tapes, CDs, maps, pamphlets and other useful information.

Jewish Community Publications

Newsletters, articles and other materials from various Jewish organizations around the country (such as JCCs, Synagogues and Federations)

Jonas Collection

A private research collection donated by the Jonas family.

USING THE LIBRARYphoto

Library Hours and Research Assistance

The library is available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. However, it is strongly recommended that you call one of the volunteers before visiting the library.

A number of our research books are in a locked cabinet and only accessible when a library volunteer is present. We have installed a new computer with internet access. There is also a scanner and printer. The computer is password protected and is available during the hours volunteers are present.  The library has Wi-Fi internet service and members are encouraged to bring their personal laptops.

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer Telephone
     
  Mona Morris 561-245-8182
  Jackie Fineblit 561-738-6724
  Sylvia Nusinov 561-483-1060


See our "Guide for Using the JGSPBCI Library Collection."

For additional information, send an email to library@jgspalmbeachcounty.org

MAP AND DIRECTIONS

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The Levis JCC is located in Boca Raton, Florida. It is on 95th Ave. S. off of Glades Road, between Lyons Road and U.S. 441 (S.R.7)..

From I-95 or Florida Turnpike, exit at Glades Road and drive West. Turn left at the 95th AVE South traffic light. At the guard gate indicate that you are visiting the Sandler Center. Go around the first traffic circle, continue to second circle, and bear left. The Sandler Center is the third building on the right after the second traffic circle. The library is the first room on the right.