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Jewish Book Annual
The publication of the seventeenth volume of the
Jewish
Book Annual
was well received. A reviewer in
Jewish Education■,
Spring, 1960, wrote: “The Jewish Book Council, which sponsors
Jewish Book Month with all its concomitant values, is to be
congratulated for this and for the yearly contribution of the
Jewish Book Annual .
It is a fine educational instrument which
can be one of the important means of enhancing the cultural
life of the Jewish Community.”
As with previous volumes, the publication of volume 18 of
the
Jewish Book Annual
was made possible through the gene-
rosity of the Council’s sponsor, the National Jewish Welfare
Board, 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 ,
under the editorship of Dr. Solomon
Grayzel, now in its sixteenth year, has been published regularly
as the literary Supplement to
The JWB Circle.
The Bureau of
Public Information of JWB, which is responsible for the pub-
lication of
JWB Circle,
distributed a short questionnaire to
determine how many people read the supplements,
In Jewish
Bookland
and
Jewish Music Notes
, and to learn the changes
that these readers considered necessary. From the 10% sampling
of the
JWB Circle’s
mailing list of 18,500 to whom the question-
naires were sent, there was an 18% response, which is considered
high. Close to 72% of those who responded stated they read
In
Jewish Bookland.
96% of the rabbis who received the periodical
read it.
In response to the request for suggestions for changes, most
of the respondents expressed satisfaction with the book supple-
ment as it is. A number offered suggestions for changes in format
and typography, subject matter, and contents. It is gratifying
to note that the majority of the respondents added favorable,
and frequently enthusiastic, comments.
In January, 1960,
In Jewish Bookland
appeared in a new
format which was well received.
The following serve on the Editorial Board of
In Jewish
Bookland:
Dr. Grayzel, Editor; Philip Goodman, Associate
Editor; Lionel Koppman, Managing Editor; Dr. Mortimer J.
Cohen, Consultant; Dr. Jacob Kabakoff, Hebrew Books; Dr.