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Annual Meeting
Elections and the presentation of literary awards and library
citations highlighted the annual meeting of the National Com­
mittee of the Council held on Wednesday, June 1, 1966 in the
Assembly Hall of Temple Emanu-El, New York City. Greetings
were extended by Louis Stern, president of the National Jewish
Welfare Board. Dr. Judah Nadich, chairman of the Annual Meet­
ing Committee, presented the following memorial resolutions:
“The Jewish Book Council of America, at its Annual Meeting
on June 1st, 1966, expresses its sincere sorrow on the death of
Mrs. Florence G. Heller, late president of the National Jewish
Welfare Board. For more than a quarter century she gave out­
standing leadership in all areas of concern to the National Jewish
Welfare Board. Mrs. Heller made bountiful contributions to
many general and Jewish philanthropic, educational, cultural
and religious causes throughout the world. She possessed true
qualities of modesty, gracefulness and selfless devotion. At the
last annual assembly of the Jewish Book Council in 1965, Mrs.
Heller graced our meeting with her participation.
“We herewith record our great sorrow at the untimely decease
of Mrs. Florence G. Heller and extend our sympathy to the
members of her family and to her coworkers of the National
Jewish Welfare Board.”
“The Jewish Book Council of America at its Annual Meeting
on June
st, 1966, records its profound grief at the passing of
an esteemed colleague, Samuel J . Borowsky. As a Zionist leader
and an outstanding Hebrew educator, he played a significant
role in many facets of Jewish cultural life. He was president and
general secretary of the National Council for Jewish Education,
president of the Histadruth Ivrith of America and chairman of
the first American conference for Hebrew language and culture.
He was a member of the Board of Directors of the National
Jewish Welfare Board.
“Samuel J . Borowsky was a faithful and loyal member of the
Executive Board of the Jewish Book Council of America for
many years and active in all aspects of its program. His guidance
and participation will be sorely missed. To the bereaved mem­
bers of his family we extend our deepest sympathy."
Dr. I. Edward Kiev presented citations to seventeen libraries.
The literary awards were presented by Mrs. Ethel S. Cohen,
Joseph Daroff, Leon Jolson and Bernard Kovner.
The report of the Nominations Committee was presented by
Harry Starr and it was unanimously adopted. Hyman B. Bass,
executive director of the Congress for Jewish Culture and a
widely known Jewish educator and Yiddish author, was elected