LBC Library Shorts: Stories from the Shelves
In our new series of short videos, librarian Cassy Sachar shares stories from the shelves, inviting you to explore the remarkable books and artefacts in the Leo Baeck College Library. Follow us on Facebook too see the latest shorts or check back here to browse the series using the links below. Email us, with any comments, questions or to find out more.
Words and music to sustain the soul
Being a rabbi and a writer
100 year old books from the Francophone world
From the Librarian’s desk
Like the library as a whole, the Librarian’s Office is a treasure trove of extraordinary books and artefacts. If you pop in with a query or a greeting you will doubtless be distracted by the front cover of a new arrival, a gold embossed spine or a foot high pile of books to rifle through. As the library is currently closed to visitors during the Covid 19 Pandemic, my office is now at home and it is from there that I would like to share some thoughts about some of our unusual, meaningful and beautiful holdings, that are temporarily sharing my living room. Even though we cannot sit in our favourite corners nor browse the physical shelves, I hope the library’s books, that have witnessed so many upheavals, will continue to inform and inspire online. Click on the titles below to find out more about the treasures and curiosities of our collections and do email me with any questions, comments or to find out more.
Cassy Sachar, LBC Senior Librarian, on lockdown Spring 2020
So good you could eat it….
Passionate writers reading rabbinic literature so you don’t have to…
Volumes of a visionary translation that survived the holocaust
Beautifying the mitzvah of prayer and community at LBC and beyond…