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e w i s h
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as YM-YWHAs, Jewish Community Centers, synagogues, Hillel
Foundations, Jewish schools, and public and university libraries
conducted a wide variety of programs. Among the various activi­
ties administered by some
2,000
groups were lectures, book
reviews, panel discussions, exhibits, radio and television pro­
grams, and children’s events. A growing number of book fairs
were conducted in communities throughout the country.
There was wide newspaper coverage among the English-
Jewish, Yiddish and general press. Many publications used the
releases issued by the Public Information Service of the National
Jewish Welfare Board and reproduced the official Jewish Book
Month poster, some in the English version and others in the
Spanish one.
To fill requests from several Latin American countries the
Jewish Book Month poster was printed with the legend “A
Jewish Library in Every Jewish Home” in Spanish, Hebrew
and Yiddish. This special poster was distributed to about thirty
Spanish-speaking Jewish communities by the World Federation
of YMHAs and Jewish Community Centers.
Posters and other materials were made available to English-
speaking countries, especially England and South Africa where
Jewish Book Month is observed annually, respectively, under the
auspices of the Jewish Book Council of England and the South
African Jewish Board of Deputies. During a visit last year to
London, the executive secretary met with the officers and mem­
bers of the Jewish Book Council of England for a discussion of
matters of mutual interest.
In 1968 the theme of Jewish Book Month will be related to
the holocaust literature in commemoration of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. It will emphasize
destruction and reconstruction—holocaust, heroism and hope.
Jewish Book Annual
The publication of the trilingual
Jewish Book Annual,
the
sole permanent record of American Jewish literary creativity,
has been made possible by the generous support of several
organizations and many individuals. We are appreciative of the
assistance rendered by Dr. Mortimer J . Cohen, Dr. Gilbert Klaper-
man and Dr. A. Alan Steinbach, all past presidents of the
Council, and by the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation and its
president, Mr. Harry Starr.
While volume twenty-four of the Annual is at press, plans have
already been completed for the publication of a special twenty-
fifth volume in 1967 which will inaugurate the observance of