Annual Book Sale at the Frances-Henry Library at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Annual Book Sale at the Frances-Henry Library at HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Celebrating Jewish Book Month, the Frances-Henry Library held its annual book sale from November 17-19.  As is the Library’s custom, the first day and the reduced prices, are exclusive to HUC-JIR students, staff & faculty.  A pre-holiday season jewelry sale took place as well, with jewelry designed by a California artist and 20% of the proceeds donated to the Los Angeles Book Fund.

Hundreds of books of Judaica, Hebraica, and of general interest were available for purchase.

The Frances-Henry Library contains one of the largest Judaica collections in Los Angeles and boasts more than 100,000 bound volumes in its collection.  It also houses a specialized collection of periodicals, microfilms, records, and compact disks.

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates leaders to serve North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.