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Jewish Book Annual
It is gratifying to note that volume 16 of the
Jewish Book
received a warm reception. The London
Jewish Chron­
(October 3, 1958), wrote: “All lovers of Jewish books owe
a deep debt of gratitude to the editors and publishers of this
splendid series of annual surveys. The latest is again an in­
valuable guide to current publications and literary trends.”
National Jewish Post and Opinion
(October 3, 1958) stated:
“This volume of the noted series stands above most of its
predecessors . . . The series will always remain the chief monu­
ment of the Jewish Book Council.”
As with previous volumes, the publication of volume 17 of
Jewish Book Annual
was made possible through the gen­
erosity of the Council’s sponsor, the National Jewish Welfare
Board, and the cooperation of the national Jewish organizations
affiliated with the Council, the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation,
and many individuals who recognized the value of this record
of Jewish literary achievement. Among them mention is made
of Hayyim Bass, Dr. Mortimer J . Cohen, Solomon Kerstein,
Rabbi Ely E. Pilchik, Harry Starr and Dr. A. Alan Steinbach.
In Jewish Bookland
In Jewish Bookland,
now in its fifteenth year, under the
editorship of Dr. Solomon Grayzel, has been published regularly
as the literary supplement to
The JWB Circle.
The following also serve on the Editorial Board of
In Jewish
Philip Goodman, Associate Editor; Lionel Koppman,
Managing Editor; Dr. Mortimer J . Cohen, Consultant; Dr. Jacob
Kabakoff, Hebrew books; Dr. Sol Liptzin, Yiddish Books; Charles
Angoff, Dr. Bernard J . Bamberger and Dr. Morris Epstein. In
addition to the above, approximately forty authorities in various
fields regularly contribute book reviews.
American Library Association Exhibit
With the active cooperation of the Jewish Community Council
of Greater Washington, the Council arranged an exhibit booth
at the annual convention of the American Library Association
which was held in June, 1959, in Washington, D. C. The several
thousand librarians from all parts of the United States who
attended the convention had an opportunity to see and learn
about Jewish books.
Library Citations
A total of 93 libraries of Jewish Community Centers, Jewish
schools, synagogues and other agencies have been awarded the