About the Library

The Samuel & Rebecca Astor Judaica Library is a community library, serving all ages, which offers philosophical, cultural, and historical literature of the Jewish people, as well as resources for research, circulation, and online access. JCC members have borrowing privileges.

The library seeks to enhance existing Jewish literature programs through the use of multimedia, film, art, and music, and to broaden community participation in its programs.

Please come visit us upstairs. We house over 10,000 volumes on our shelves. There are also eight computers available for your use, hooked up to our Internet server.

Special Collections:

  • Tillie Lawrence Israel Collection
  • Holocaust Collection
  • Woman's Institute for Continuing Jewish Education
  • Jewish Healing Center
  • San Diego Jewish Genealogical Society
  • Jewish Heritage Video Collection


  • Computer workstations with high-speed Internet access
  • Information on all aspects of Jewish life and heritage
  • Children's section with a large collection of award-winning books

Honor a Loved One or Friend with a Library Dedication

Adopt a book or dedicate a Library shelf at the Astor Judaica Library. We will customize a bookplate or shelf plaque, and send an acknowledgment of your special gift.

For Your Next Meeting

The Astor Judaica Library provides the perfect atmosphere to inspire Book Group discussions. Join us!

  • Library Desk: 858-362-1361