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The Herman and Rose Fisher Library


The Herman and Rose Fisher Library is home to thousands of books, DVDs, CDs and periodicals encompassing Jewish fiction and non-fiction for children, teens, and adults.

Whether you’re interested in the Bible, Jewish history, law, holidays, lifecycle, Hebrew, Israel or anything Jewish, the Fisher Library is Southwest Michigan’s go-to source for hard-to-find, in-depth Jewish publications.

The Library is open 8:00 am – noon, Sunday-Friday or by appointment. have something in here about holiday hours. You may call 342-5463 or email the Library Director to set up a special time to browse the library.

Who may use the Library?

  • Any child or adult affiliated with the Congregation of Moses, Temple Beth Israel, Temple Bnai Israel, or the Marvin and Rosalie Okun Kalamazoo Community Jewish School (KCJS) may have full use of the Library without restriction.
  • If you’re not affiliated with a synagogue or KCJS you’ll be asked to pay a nominal annual fee of $ABC for borrowing privileges.

How to use the Library

  • For Shabbat and holiday checkout, use the card system (with instructions) found on the front round table.
  • If you stop in on an unstaffed weekday, just write your name, title of item, and checkout date on the form found on the desk.

Library FAQ

  • When is the Library open?
    The Fisher Library is open Sunday-Friday during regular Congregation of Moses operating hours. For your convenience, you may also schedule an off-hours appointment here.
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Sunday-Friday 8:30 AM – 4:00PM