Library and Resources 29Nov

Israel Library and Resource Center
at the Center for Jewish Education

The Macks Center for Jewish Education’s Library and Resource Center is Baltimore's education center for Jewish knowledge. We are a library with resources to serve educators -  and those looking to be educated. The Library and Resource Center maintains a diverse collection, catering to children through seniors. We have thousands of items  including books, DVDs, CDs, videos, posters and curricular materials.

To contact the CJE librarian, email or call 410-735-5018.

Looking to make an Israel-related purchase? Check out HaKerem’s Israel Resources.

CJE’s educator store, HaKerem offers a breadth of Jewish educational learning items to enhance the Jewish learning experience. The CJE welcomes specific requests and special orders.

See HaKerem's Israel Resources here.

For more information or for special orders, contact Rebecca Tyler at or 410-735-5015.

Available in the Library:

Note: the following is only a highlight of the Israel resources at CJE. A full listing can be found on the CJE website. Browse our online database and check out our recommendations, below.


Preparatory Course Guide: Miracle Mission for Teens

My Land of Israel

Jerusalem: Curriculum for Young Children

Israel: Decorating and Activity Kit on Israel

Celebrating Israel in Our Lives

Right on Time

A Young Person’s History of Israel

Touring Israel: An Experiential Approach to the Teaching of Israel

The Israel Connection: A People Builds Its Land

Israel Now and Forever: Education Resource Book

Passport to Israel
Israel: The Jewish Homeland

My People, Our Land: Interactive Educational Program

Into Israel

Machaneh Yisrael: Israel Studies Unit for Junior and High

Israel – Never a Dull Moment

Investigating Israel: Creating, Developing and Sustaining a Relationship

Exodus 1947: The Ship That Launched a Nation

Artzeinu: An Israel Encounter

For the Sake of Zion: Pride and Strength Through Knowledge

Then and Now

DVD Documentaries

Israel: Ancient Roots - Modern Miracle

Inventing Our Life:  The Kibbutz Experiement

Four Friends

Hatikvah: The Hope

Children's DVDs

Barney - Aleph Bet

Rechov Sesame (Sesame Street)

Dora the Explorer, Hebrew

Ma’aseh Bachmeesha Baloneem


Eliezer v’hagezer



Against all odds, Israel Survives

Aviya’s Summer

Exodus 1947

Hatikvah: The Hope

Living for Tomorrow: Untold Stories by the Pioneering

Salach Shabbati

Time of Favor


Shalom Israel (Musical Companion to “My Cousin Tamar lives in Israel”)

Naomi shemer shara l’yeladim

Hadag Nahash

Leah Goldberg

David Broza


Map of Israel

Ingathering of the Exile

Map of Jerusalem

Reform Zionist Community

Israel is Social Justice

Israel as Democratic

Sites in Israel

Computer Programs

Israel Up Close:  Video News Magazines

Pathways Through Jerusalem

Israel 4 Kids

Shirim Taimim

Children Books

My Cousin Tamar Lives in Israel

Let’s Visit Israel

It’s Israel’s Birthday

A Kibbutz Adventure

My Name is Rachamim

And Shira Imagined

Come, Let us be Joyful! The Story of Hava Nagila*

Sammy Spider’s First Trip to Israel

Joshua’s Dream*

The Animated Israel: A Homecoming*

Israel is…

*Our Picks

Joshua%27s%20Dream_1.jpegThe Zionist miracle comes to life in this story of a young boy named Joshua. While listening to the story of his Great Aunt Rivka, the halutza, he dreams of going to Israel to participate in making the desert bloom by planting his own tree.


"It is a fine thing to be joyful. And is anything more joyful than coming home after a long journey? I'm going to tell you a story about a song and a journey home that took two thousand years!"


Two children, a tree, and a bird make a pact to stay faithful to each other forever – even through exile, persecution and wars. With charming illustrations and moving text, this book conveys the connection of the Jewish people to Israel.









This children's version of a well-known Talmudic tale is adapted by the Israeli author, Dvora Omer. The Roman Caesar Antoninus relished the special flavor of Shabbat at the home of Rabbi Yehuda Hanassi. Although the food was cold, the Shabbat meal was delicious and even tastier than a weekday feast!

CJE is an agency funded by THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore.