Libraries

Weinstock Memorial Library

THE YEHUDA & PESA RIVKAH WEINSTOCK MEMORIAL LIBRARY OF LADIES AUXILLIARY OF KOLLEL TORONTO

This library was founded as a service to the community in 1981 by Rabbi and Mrs. Moshe Alon in memory of their beloved parents Yehuda and Pesa Rivkah Weinstock Z”L.

The library has over 5000 books covering a wide range of subjects including Torah Commentaries, Hashkafa, Biographies, Halacha, History and Chinuch. The literature section is the most popular and has a huge collection of both fiction and non-fiction titles catering to all ages from toddlers to adults.

LOCATION:
JEP Building (Lower Level)
2939 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-785-5899 ext. 275

HOURS:
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (between Pesach & Rosh Hashana only)

THE ELI MOSHE GROSS MEMORIAL OTZAR HASEFORIM (LIBRARY)

Anyone entering the downstairs level at Kollel Toronto IAJS, will notice the new furnishings and setup. A complete new general Otzar was installed with the main section of the Library housing the many thousands of volumes of Shailos Uteshovos (Halachic Responsa). A simple catalogue system is available and within seconds one can find the volume he is searching. Built in the corner of the Library is a terminal where one can connect to the Virtual Otzar Haschochma (Library) which contains 50,000 volumes with the click of a mouse. A printer is available to print the page or pages found online. Entrance Online is via a password only. Check first with one of the Librarians.

HOURS
The new Library is open 18 hours daily except when a shiur (lecture) or chabura is taking place.

THE KOL HALASHON AUDIO LIBRARY

Upon entering through the Women’s entrance, the first thing you will notice on the Lower level is the KOL HALASHON AUDIO LIBRARY. Connected via cable (updated nightly), this Library contains tens of thousands of lectures for any individual’s interest at any level. As a service to the public all one needs is a USB or an MP3 to download a lecture from any International or local lecturer, free of charge. Please call the office for hours of operation.

Kollel/IAJS General Librarians
Shlomo Hirsch – Head Librarian since August 2000
Assistant Librarian – Yaakov David since 2014

Past Librarians
Heshi Weissman – founding Librarian 1970 – 1980
Zvi Reich – Head Librarian 1980 -2000
Avrohom M. Garfunkel – Assistant Librarian & founder of Digital Libraries
2001 – 2010
Chayim S. Hunger – Assistant Librarian from 2004-2013
Baruch Rand – Librarian of Digital Libraries from 2008 – 2014

THE WEITZ MEMORIAL CD AND AUDIO LIBRARY

Founded by Dr. Phillip and Dr. Arthur Weitz in memory of their parents, this library contains thousands of audio lectures from around the globe on every possible topic of Judaic interest. It is probably the most popular and most used library in the immediate community. A paid librarian is constantly updating and cataloging new material. All subjects are computer processed and membership information is duly processed. There is a membership fee in order to borrow material.

Hours of operation are Monday and Wednesdays from 8:00 to 9:30 pm. The library is located on the main floor at 515 Coldstream Ave. behind the main study hall.

Librarian: Shimon Ben Loulou

Past Librarian: Avraham Garfunkel 2001-2010

Editors of HAMAAYAN and MAAYAN HASHABBOS PUBLICATIONS: Avrohom Goldner, Moshe Falk, Chaim Silver
Editor of Ohr Chizkeyahu Yearly Publication: S. Greenwood

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