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The Paula and Shaya Kirman Library

The Kirman Library is an exceptional library which contains a treasure trove of Jewish literature, history, music, art, theatre, humour and many scholarly studies in English and Yiddish.

You may use the library whenever the building is open. To take books and periodicals home, you can obtain a library cards for a $10 annual fee.

To browse the online library catalogue, click this link: Library Catalog

Some interesting recent additions to the collection include:

— Mingled Roots: a guide for Jewish grandparents of interfaith children, by Sunie Levin
— Franz Kafka: the poet of shame and guilt, by Saul Friedlander
— Writing in Tongues: translating Yiddish in the 20th century, by Anita Norich
— The Acrobat: selected poems of Celia Dropkin, edited and translated in part by Faith Jones
The Exile Book of Yiddish Women Writers, edited by Frieda Johles Forman

For Yiddish readers, we have added many new titles to our extensive collection thanks to the generous contribution of Peysakh Zysman from the wide-ranging library of his late father, David Zysman. Authors such as Yehuda Elberg, Melekh Ravitch, Rokhl Korn and many others are included.

To visit the Kirman Library, to borrow or return books or periodicals, or if you have any questions or comments about the library, or wish to make a donation to it, please contact the Peretz Centre Program Coordinator: 604-325-1812,

The Kirman Library is a proud member of the Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, Massachusetts.






Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture

6184 Ash Street
Vancouver BC V5Z 3G9
tel 604-325-1812
fax 604-325-2470