BJE Maurer Jewish Community Library

Welcomes the whole community to visit and access our extensive collection of Jewish books.

Library Hours:

The library is open at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. most Tuesdays & Thursdays.


Contact Library Coordinator Marcia Goldstein at for more information.


Collection highlights include:

  • Children's books about Jewish holidays and values

  • Jewish textual reference books, including Torah, Talmud, and rabbinic commentaries

  • Jewish educational reference books and teacher resource materials

  • Holocaust books, posters, and videos to inform learners of all ages

  • A collection of books in Yiddish, including a full collection of writings by Sholom Aleichem

  • A wide variety of Hebrew books, ranging from Hebrew instructional texts to modern Hebrew novels


Library Resources


"Jewish Celebration Station" Ritual Objects Lending Library

Our Jewish Community Library is going to be more than books - we're developing an innovative Jewish ritual object lending area! What does that mean? It means people can borrow objects such as kiddush cups, candlesticks, matzah plates - event holiday cookie cutters!

It also means that we will gladly accept donations of these objects. For more information on donating or borrowing, please contact Marcia Goldstein, Library Coordinator.


IndyPL Shared System

The BJE Maurer Jewish Community Library has rejoined the Indy Public Library Shared System. Patrons can have books delivered to our branch from any library in the system and the broader community can access our extensive collection of Judaic resources. 

As part of the Indianapolis Public Library “Shared System” patrons may:

-Return materials in a drop box inside Door 1 (JFGI Center for Jewish Engagement & Learning) or at Door 5 (JCC athletic entrance)

-Request materials to be sent to our library for pick up. To do so, indicate your pick up location choice as the “Jewish Community Library.” 


Library Programs

The BJE Maurer Jewish Community Library holds a variety of learning programs in partnership with community organizations, including PJ Library storytime, Hooverwood Book Group, and ECE/Hooverwood intergenerational programs. If you are interested in holding a program at the BJE Maurer Jewish Community Library, we welcome opportunities to collaborate with community organizations.  Contact us to learn more about upcoming programs and inquire about partnering on a future program.


Holocaust Education

The BJE Maurer Jewish Community Library shares Holocaust resources throughout the state of Indiana. Our Holocaust & Genocide Education Trunk Program provides age-appropriate resources to any school upon requests.  We can also coordinate speakers for your school or organization free of charge.  For more information about Holocaust Education resources, visit our resource page.