Wayne State University

Judaica Reading Room

Reading roomThe Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies and its Judaica Resource Center are located at 2311 Faculty Administration Building, 656 W. Kirby, on the Wayne State campus.  The JRC boasts an impressive array of books, journals, and interactive media in the field of Jewish Studies. Among the books available are a complete set of the Encyclopedia Judaica, Hebrew and Yiddish dictionaries, and works of invited speakers published by the Wayne State Press. Included among the software items are a Biblical concordance, a searchable program of the Soncino Talmud, Chaim Nachman Bialik's Book of Legends, and a Hebrew word processing program. The Center's houses the Dr. Erwin S. Loeffler Jewish Heritage Video Collection with more than 100 Jewish-themed videotapes and DVDs.

The Center is open during regular office hours (9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) Monday-Thursday and (9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.. on Friday). Campus and community members are cordially invited to come to do research, to participate in seminars, or simply to read and relax in this unique setting. You may access the Center by contacting the administrative assistant, Geulah Finman, at (313) 577-2679.

If you would like to help build the Judaica Resource Center's collection, the Cohn-Haddow Center is accepting tax-deductible contributions of at least $36. The names of donors of at least $36 will be inscribed on a special plate inserted in the materials. In addition, donors of $200 may have their names inscribed on a plaque prominently displayed in the Resource Center. Any of these gifts may be made in the name of the donor or in memory or in honor of dear friends or relatives. For further information, please call (313) 577-2679 or e-mail: cohnhaddowcenter@wayne.edu.

Reading Room