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Sosnick Library

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After its destruction by arsonists in 1999, CBI’s Sosnick Library has been rebuilt to house one of the largest synagogue collections in Northern California. The collection contains more than 7,000 adult and children's books, as well as hundreds of DVDs and CDs. The guest computers provide access to hundreds of additional Jewish resources.

Hours & Location

The Sosnick Library, located at the south end of the Administrative office building, is open for browsing and self-checkout during regular business hours. The Library is staffed on Sunday mornings during Religious School. WiFi and guest computers are available for all patrons while adminstrative office is open (Mondays-Thursday 8:30 am-5:00pm, Fridays, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm). For more information, or for an appointment, call the office at 916-446-4861 or email

The library is a place that provides multiple services. Some use it for research and study. Other times it serves as a conference room or for Torah study. It is also a meeting place for friends to visit quietly and a place where parents share the love of books with their children.

Funds for the library, like other CBI programs, are limited. Please click HERE to support the Sosnick Library.



Conversion Resource Books:

Lamm, Maurice: Becoming a Jew, 203.8 L232b 1991, Jonathan David Pub, 1991.

Epstein, Lawrence J., Questions and answers on conversion to Judaism, 203.8 E64q, Jason Aronson, 1998.

Epstein, Lawrence J., Conversion to Judaism: A Guidebook, 203.8 E64c, Jason Aronson, 1994.

Epstein, Lawrence J., Readings on Conversion to Judaism, 203.8 E64r, Jason Aronson, 1995.

Isaacs, Rabbi Ronald H., Becoming Jewish: A Handbook for Conversion, 203.8 I74b, The Rabbinical Assembly, 1993.

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