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display at the Boston YMHA, a Meet-the-Author program, six
radio programs, and an exhibit of medical books written by Jews
at the Beth Israel Hospital were features of the Month in Greater
Boston. Involved in the Greater Boston programs were the
Jewish Centers Association, the Bureau of Jewish Education, the
local Jewish Book Month Committee and the Boston Public
Library.
The culture committee of the Stamford, Conn., Jewish Com-
munity Center honored the Month through an exhibit that
included ancient manuscripts and incunabula along with repro-
ductions of documents relating to early American Jewish history.
Maurice Samuel was the featured speaker at a meeting at the
Cleveland Jewish Community Centers under the auspices of
the local Jewish Book Council, which arranged radio and TV
programs in addition to a reception for local authors. In Youngs-
town, O., the Jewish Community Centers offered a Jewish arts
program and a lecture by Nehemiah Mark, noted woodcarver.
A workshop on Jewish Book Month was organized in Los Angeles
by the Jewish parent-teacher council. In the San Francisco area,
events were jointly organized by the communities of Oakland,
Berkeley and Richmond. The visitor entering the Allentown,
Pa., Jewish Community Center lobby found it transformed into
a modern Jewish library. Among many fine exhibits of Jewish
books were those in Worcester and Lawrence, Mass., Detroit,
Mich., Portland, Me., Omaha, Neb., New York, San Francisco
and Bayonne, N. J. Library dedications in Jewish Centers were
held in Rock Island, 111., Paterson, N. J., and Houston, Tex.
In New York, events included exhibits, book reviews, story-
telling hours for youngsters, trips to exhibits, discussions, book-
presentation ceremonies, forums and radio and television
broadcasts. Some 25 public libraries set up exhibits, many in
cooperation with neighboring Jewish Community Centers. Prac-
tically every Center participated actively in Jewish Book Month.
175 Jewish schools as well as 125 parents-teachers associations
conducted special programs. Major library exhibits were on dis-
play at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,
Jewish Culture Foundation of New York University, Jewish
Education Committee of New York, and the Jewish Museum.
Book exhibits were on view at Gimbel’s, Macy’s, Scribner’s and
Brentano’s. Seven radio programs and many salutes in the form
of spot announcements were carried on WNYC, WLIB, WNBC,
WNEW, WEVD, WOR-TV and WNBT. Jewish Book Month
in New York was under the auspices of the Metropolitan Jewish
Book Council which is sponsored by the Jewish Education Com-
mittee of New York and JWB’s N. Y. Metropolitan Section.