Robert E. Levinson Memorial Library

Jewish Genealogy Resources Part 2 (Zoom)

Sunday, October 10, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Ellen Kowitt, expert genealogist, and the Director of U.S. Research for, returns to Beth David for a program on the incredible wealth of information available on the website. provides free access and tutorials to tens of millions of records in the world’s largest collection of Jewish genealogical information to help you discover records and documents for relatives, ancestral towns, births, marriage, death, burial, and Holocaust records. Ms. Kowitt will discuss key techniques for searching variant spellings along with using information from area-specific databases rich in Jewish history and communities. Through you can browse thousands of family trees in the “Family Tree of the Jewish People,” join special-interest discussion groups, and the recently added  collection of Sephardic genealogical records. To connect with Zoom, To connect by phone, call (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 883 6449 0414, Passcode: 451220

The Robert E. Levinson Memorial Library was named in memory of Robert E. Levinson (z”l), a San Jose State University professor, writer, Jewish educator, and Beth David cantor.

Adult fiction and young adult books are in the board room (between the Beit Tefillah/small sanctuary and the Beit Midrash). The adult non-fiction and reference books are in the Beit Midrash. We have a broad selection of Jewish reference material, fiction and non-fiction books, and periodicals, always including the latest releases, for adults and teenagers. The library is normally open when the synagogue is open.

We are currently closed because the synagogue is closed due to Covid restrictions.

Browse or search our online catalog to see a wonderful collection of Jewish works! Library name is Congregation Beth David. There is no need to enter a password.

For questions or to make a book donation, email