Isaac Waldman Library

IN-PERSON at the J


Fresh selection every week. Lightly used – $1-$3. First come first serve.
Phone 604-257-5181 or  email  to arrange purchase and pick up.

This week’s titles:

  • The Mistress of Nothing by Kate Pullinger
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards
  • Paris 1919 by Margaret Macmillan
  • Family Matters by Robinson Mistry

Last week’s titles:

  • Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  • Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter
  • Rescue by Anita Shreve
  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
  • An Almost Perfect Moment by Binnie Kirshenbaum
  • A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

Mo-Th 10:00am – 6:00pm
Please let the Front desk know that you are a library patron.

  • Browse and borrow Books & DVDs
  • Use our socially distanced computer stations (25 min)
  • Read to your children ages 12 & under (must be accompanied by an adult caregiver).


  • Search our collection
  • Fill out this Order Form
    Or phone 604.257.5181 or order
  • Pick-up your package from the JCC entrance
    Thursdays 2:00 – 4:00pm or have your items delivered within Vancouver. Requires up to 1 week turnaround.


NEW Finding Resilience through Writing
Facilitated by Bonnie Nish and Ali Denno
At a time when so much seems uncertain, our words can be a needed reminder that things will be ok. Come into community to find a voice of resiliency, reassurance and closeness. No charge. RSVP to
Tu 1:00pm
Oct 20 – Nov 24 – 6 weekly sessions
Join on Zoom

Jewish Book Club
Streamed live. Email to join email list and receive Zoom links.
No experience required, just a passion for books. Join the lively discussions. Facilitated by Helen Pinsky. FREE.

Th Oct 29 1:00pm
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Th Nov 26 1:00pm
Moonglow by Michael Chabon

Queer Jewish Book Club
Our newest book club addition – now in its second season! All are welcome. Facilitated by Aviva Rotstein. FREE.
Streamed live. Email to join email list and receive Zoom links.

Mo Nov 30 7:00pm
Willa & Hesper by Amy Feltman

Shirley Stein’s News & Views
Meet weekly to discuss current affairs and global politics. Chair: Dan Elezam
We 10:30am –12:00pm
8 session pass M $18 / R $25 Buy here
Questions? Contact

Explore the Waldman Library online

Check out EBooks or Audiobooks from the comfort of your home using a smartphone or tablet.

Library accounts are free for JCCGV members.
Not a member? Not a problem! Register for your account here.


Support the Library

The Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library turns 25 this year

The library is proud to be home to a collection of over 30,000 books. As the only Jewish Library west of Winnipeg, we are a community hub, bringing people together and connecting them to Jewish history, culture and tradition, and expanding their world view. We provide an inclusive environment and free programs and services that fuel lifelong learning.

Thank you for helping the library in continuing to share the world of Jewish knowledge in 2020 and beyond!

Call 604-257-5181.

Email or call 604-257-5181

A TRIBUTE to Rita Weintraub z’l

“We pause to mourn the passing of Rita Weintraub,” writes Larry Barzelai.
“I can definitely say that there would not have been an Isaac Waldman Jewish Public Library without her. From day one, she tirelessly worked to bring a concept to fruition…”
View Tribute

If you would like to send a Tribute Card please call Member and Guest Services at 604-257-5111

Hours & Info


2ND FLOOR – Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver
950 W.41st Avenue

Library Hours

Mo-Th 11:00am-5:00pm
By appointment


604-257-5181 or email:


JCC members and all paid program participants are entitled to a free library card. Please register in the library.


A perfect place to take a break and read newspapers from across Canada, the US, and Israel. We carry the Jewish Independent, Canadian Jewish News, Winnipeg Jewish Post & News, Ottawa Jewish Bulletin & more. Our magazines cover Jewish topics from current events to travel in Israel. Our collection includes Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem Report, Eretz, Moment, Commentary and many other interesting journals.


Purchase and inscribe a book in honour of someone special. Call 257-5111 or visit the JCC Front Desk.



Call the library.


  • Adult Fiction & Non-Fiction
  • Children & Youth
  • Hebrew Fiction and Non-Fiction
  • Religious Prayer Books & Texts
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • DVDs and CDs
  • Databases: Genealogy, Encyclopedia Judaica
Open Catalogue



Free Genealogy Help at the library
Stephen Falk from the Jewish Genealogical Society is available to assist you in researching your family history. PLEASE RSVP to or 604-257-5181.​

Free Resources Online

The Jewish Genealogical Society of BC

The Isaac Waldman Library gratefully acknowledges the support and collaboration of the JGSBC in developing the library’s genealogy program. Please visit their website for an extensive list of resources and upcoming events.

Canadian Jewish Heritage Network

JewishGen Family Finder

My Heritage

Sonner Family eBook Program
Anna Leith Audiobook Collection

Access Here