Welcome to the Ida and Max Fogel Library at Temple Sinai

In 2015, the Library made its move of over 2000 books from the east wing of Temple Sinai to the new Learning Center as well as to the Study (formerly the Chapel). Most of Temple Sinai's collection of books will not be found in your local library.

Our mission: The Ida and Max Fogel Library supports the ongoing pursuit of Jewish learning for all members of our community with a broad range of books:

  • biographies of notable Jews as well as "ordinary" people with extraordinary stories
  • contemporary novels by Jewish writers in various genres (mystery, thriller, literary, etc.)
  • cookbooks
  • folk tales
  • historical fiction: depictions of Jewish life, historical as well as modern
  • holocaust history and personal accounts
  • holy days, festivals
  • humor
  • interfaith
  • Israel and the Middle East
  • Jewish history, political issues
  • Jewish religious movements
  • kashrut
  • life cycles
  • music
  • poetry
  • short stories
  • spirituality, prayer
  • teen biographies
  • teen fiction
  • reference resources: encyclopedias, yearbooks, dictionaries, quotations, etc.
  • Torah, Midrash, Talmud texts 
  • women's topics, issues, literary contributions

Checkout procedure

The Library's books are available online for borrowing through email request. Simply go to the Library's Goodreads site at or (or google "Sinai Denver Goodreads"). Browse by subject category or keyword, select up to four titles, then contact us at You will be notified when the books are available for pickup at the Temple office.


Book donations and volunteers welcome! Contact us at

Monetary gifts and contributions welcome! Contact the Temple to make a contribution to the Ida and Max Fogel Youth and Adult Library Fund.

Tue, February 20 2018 5 Adar 5778