Our Professionals & Staff

Zina Glassman
Zina Glassman
Senior Program Coordinator and Librarian 
416-781-3514 ext 225

Zina considers herself fortunate to have worked for more than 20 years doing what is important and dear to heart; helping patrons of the Max and Beatrice Wolfe Library enjoy the collection. She has a love for Jewish texts and everything that has to do with Judaism, and is a strong believer in the importance of the dissemination of Jewish knowledge.

“Reading has been my passion as long as I can remember. . . [and] I am still fascinated by the power of words, their ability to create magical experiences, transfer us to different worlds, influence, educate and make us better human beings. Early on, I decided to turn my passion into a career and became a librarian, the guardian and distributor of these majestic words.”

Zina is a graduate of the Information and Library Science program and, under her direction, the Library was accredited as an Advanced Library by the Association of Jewish Libraries and received the Solomon Schechter Gold Award in programming bestowed by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.  

In the words of Joseph Conrad: “my task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel — it is, before all, to make you see. That — and no more, and it is everything. If I succeed, you shall find….: encouragement, consolation, fear, charm — all you demand; and, perhaps, also that glimpse of truth…”