Library

The “Gérard Nordmann” library is the only specialized Judaica / Jewish public library in the French speaking part of Switzerland, with a collection of nearly 30,000 volumes and other printed documents.

The “Gérard Nordmann” library is the only specialized Judaica / Jewish public library in the French speaking part of Switzerland, with a collection of nearly 30,000 volumes and other printed documents.

Created in 1945, the library’s collection offers material in a great variety of languages (Aramaic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Ladino, Latin, Spanish and Yiddish) and categories (rabbinic literature and liturgy, literature, history, philosophy and modern sociology), thanks to continuous new acquisitions.

It houses the private library of Rabbi Haim Lauer, former Grand Rabbi of Mannheim and thereafter Bienne, has a rich selection of prewar Rabbinic literature and German Judaica as well as Nehmad ve Naïm (Prague, 1613), an exceptional valued manuscript of Rabbi David GANS.

The library is registered with the Swiss Federal Cultural Office as a collection of national importance.  It is located on the first floor of the CIG and open to the public.

New permanent sale of books: Click here
Braderie of the library: Click here

CONTACT

Responsible: Mrs. Anita Halasz

Telephone: +41 22 317 89 70

Email: biblioth@comisra.ch

OPENING HOURS – JULY

Monday          13:00-17:00

Tuesday          15:00-19:00

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:  Closed

OPENING HOURS – AUGUST

Monday          13:00-17:00

Tuesday          15:00-19:00

Wednesday    15:00-19:00

Thursday         14:00-19:00

Friday              Closed

 

 

Avenue Dumas, 21 - 1206 Genève
+41 22 317 89 00

Quick contact

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T. T. +41 22 317 89 07

Opening hours

Reception and answering hours of the administrative services and offices of the CIG

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday:
9h00-12h00 et 14h00-15h30

Wednesday:
9h00-12h00 et 13h00-16h00

Friday and eve of Jewish holidays:
9h00-12h00

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