Kehilat Shalom’s Library

About Our Library

Kehilat Shalom’s Delores Rose Ettinger Library is a treasury of Judaism in the heart of the synagogue. Located next to the social hall, the library offers books for adults and children, fiction, and non-fiction subjects including Jewish traditions and holidays, history, biography and Israel, and Jewish thought and spirituality. Videos and magazines round out the collection.

Bright and easily accessible, with attractive displays of Jewish classics and new favorites, the library is arranged using the Elazar Classification System, created especially for Jewish libraries. The library is a resource for the congregation’s students, teachers, and interest groups. It is open whenever the synagogue is, and users come here to explore and discover new things, to find answers, and to connect with Judaism.


How You Can Help

The library welcomes donations of books and DVDs of Jewish content in good condition. In particular, we are accepting donations of adult fiction and non-fiction titles from the 1990s to the present. Library materials for donation can be dropped off in the front office or on the desk in the library. Financial donations made through Kehilat Shalom’s Library Fund are used to maintain and expand our collection. If you are interested in volunteering in the library, please contact us at or 301-869-7699.


Library Links

Kehilat Shalom’s library is a member of the Association of Jewish Libraries. For more information about Jewish books, we invite you to visit JBooks. For information about receiving free Jewish children’s books at home, please click here.