Guide to our Collection
The Tartak Learning Center maintains an active collection of nearly 5,000 items to aid students and alumni of HUC-JIR, principals and teachers in religious schools and day schools, adult educators, camp directors and counselors, communal service professionals, rabbis, and cantors. Our materials and our staff can assist you in enhancing your teaching; creating exciting lesson plans, programs, and curricula; and leading meaningful prayer and text study.
Most items may be checked out for 30 days unless noted as having a 7-day loan period. (Please note that you will need a library card from the HUC-JIR library in order to borrow items from the Tartak Learning Center.)
Our collection includes:
- Student-produced curricula
- RHSOE Students Interrogate Hot Topics
- Published curricula
We have an eclectic collection of curricula on Israel, Jewish History, Jewish Values, Hebrew, Bible, and more.
- Textbooks and Teacher Guides
We collect Jewish education (including Hebrew language) textbooks for all ages. We have a complete collection from major Jewish education publishers.
- Teacher/Principal Resource Books
We have resource books designed for teachers and principals on a variety of subjects ranging from classroom management to dealing with parents.
- Children's Storybooks
Our collection of children's storybooks continues to grow. Currently we have about 50 books on a range of topics from holidays to mitzvot.
- Art, Drama, and Games Resources
We have a variety of books, plays, and games to supplement lessons on numerous topics within Jewish education. We also have limited art supplies you may use to create an art project. View list of games (PDF).
- Videos and DVD's (7-day loan period)
We have a wide variety of videos for children and adults. Most are in VHS format, but we have begun to acquire DVDs as well. We have a TV/VCR and DVD player in the office where you may sample videos. Click here (PDF) to view a list of items in our collection.
- Music: Cassettes and CD's (7-day loan period)
We have an eclectic collection of over 100 music resources, which can be used to enhance any Jewish educational setting. We have a stereo in the office where you may sample music. View the complete music list (PDF).
- CD-ROMs and Software (7-day loan period)
We have about 50 computer items, designed for both teachers and students. Click here to see a list of Hebrew and Judaica educational CD-ROMs (PDF).