The Safed English Library

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The Safed English Library serves readers all over Israel. With 2 floors of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, magazines, etc., it is also a social center for local anglophones, and has a children’s story hour and a stamp club.

The small city of Safed offers one of the best-stocked and reader-friendly English libraries in Israel. Founded over 40 years ago by the late Edyth Geiger, the Safed English Library continues to grow and expand its services to English-readers throughout the north and across the country. It houses two floors of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, magazines… something for everyone. Hebrew-speakers, too, find the library an excellent resource for improving their English reading.
The library serves as an English speakers' social center (it is not a ‘silent’ library!); over half the volunteers are over 65 – the activity keeps them sane! It also sponsors events such as children’s story hour and a stamp club. And its services extend beyond Safed - the library routinely sends books to readers and smaller libraries all over the country.
There is no membership fee. However, readers are encouraged to support the library. Donating is a wonderful way to honor Edyth, who died in 2013 aged 94.

Certificate of Good Standing
(Nihul Takin)
Financial Report (last tax year)   
Certificate of Financial Accounting
(Ishur Nihul Pinkasei Chesbonot)
Annual Report (last tax year) - Hebrew   
Certificate of tax-deductibility at source (Ishur Nikui Mas b'Makor)   
Annual Report (last tax year) - English   
Classification as non-profit organization (Sivug Malcar)   
Anticipated Budget (this coming year) - Hebrew   
Non-standard articles of incorporation
(Takanon Meuchad)
Anticipated Budget (this coming year) - English