Sanders Memorial Library
The Katz JCC is home the Sanders Memorial Library, the only Jewish library open to everyone in the South Jersey community. Our up-to-date book collection spans a variety of genres, DVDs, audio books, CDs, large print books and Kindles! Whether you are looking for an occasional new read or a gift for a book lover, we hold quarterly used book sales where all books are discounted at a great price. Our JCC Sanders Book Club meets approximately every 6 weeks to discuss recent literature with occasional in-person or Skype appearances by the author.
The Library is open Tuesday – Thursday, 10am-2pm.
Web Access to the Library Catalog
You can access the catalog from any device – desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone to see the treasures of the Sanders Memorial Library. Choose your title(s) and send an email to [email protected] to put a hold on your selected item(s). Please include your name and the name of the book(s) or dvd(s) that you have chosen. Wait for a reply from the librarian and then stop in the library and check out your item(s). Search our collection 24/7. No login required
Support the Library
Honor a loved one by dedicating a book for everyone to enjoy while supporting the Sanders Memorial Library. The donor will receive a bookplate to be inscribed in a book of their choosing. Find out more information about our Bookplate and Literacy League endowment fund today!
A program of the Saltzman Foundation Life Long Learning Institute
Our book club occurs every 6 weeks. The book club choice is always available in the Sanders Memorial Library for members of the JCC and/or the Sanders Memorial Library.
NEW Book Club Event, The Cape Doctor
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, January 18, 1:30-3pm / COST: FREE to JCC Members, $10 Guest
We begin the new year with the return of the Next Chapter Book Club virtually! Join us in conversation with author E.J. Levy about her latest novel, The Cape Doctor. Read the book in advance and be ready with your questions and comments. Irene Afek, Sanders Memorial Librarian, will moderate.
Beginning in Cork, Ireland, the novel recounts Perry’s journey from daughter to son in order to enter medical school and provide for family, but Perry soon embraced the new-found freedom of living life as a man. From brilliant medical student in Edinburgh and London to eligible bachelor and quick-tempered physician in Cape Town, Dr. Perry thrived. When he befriended the aristocratic Cape Governor, the doctor rose to the pinnacle of society, before the two were publicly accused of a homosexual affair that scandalized the colonies and nearly cost them their lives.
E. J. Levy’s enthralling novel, inspired by the life of Dr. James Miranda Barry, brings this captivating character vividly alive.
A “gorgeous, thoughtful, heartbreaking” historical novel, The Cape Doctor is the story of one man’s journey from penniless Irish girl to one of most celebrated and accomplished figures of his time (Lauren Fox, New York Times bestselling author of Send for Me).
If you have any questions or want to learn more about supporting the Sanders Memorial Library, please contact Irene Afek, Librarian, at [email protected] call (856) 424-4444 x1259.