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Again it is our pleasant duty to express our appreciation to
those whose generous support has made possible the publication
of the
A?mual,
notably Dr. Mortimer J. Cohen, Dr. Gilbert
Klaperman and Dr. A. Alan Steinbach, all past presidents of the
Council, and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation and its presi­
dent, Mr. Harry Starr.
In Jewish Boo\land
Our periodical
In Jewish Bookland
continues to give the most
comprehensive book review coverage of any Jewish periodical.
I t is the only publication devoted exclusively to reviews of Jew­
ish books in English, Yiddish and Hebrew, and is used as a guide
to the selection of books by Jewish and general libraries as well
as by individuals. Every effort is made to engage the most compe­
tent authorities as reviewers.
Program Materials and Booklists
To aid in implementing the Jewish Book Month theme, the
Council issued a selected bibliography on the Holocaust.
A poster visualizing the motto “Resistance and Redemption”
was designed by Ismar David, the noted calligrapher, and was
widely disseminated. The poster’s quotation from the Talmud,
“The parchment burns but the letters soar upward,” was par­
ticularly apt and conveyed the enduring character of Jewish
literature.
Readings on Jewish A rt,
comprising articles in back issues of
the
Jewish Book Annual,
was published by the National Council
on Art in Jewish life in cooperation with the Council.
The winning ideas submitted in a Council sponsored contest
were published in a pamphlet entitled
Jewish Book Program
Ideas.
A number of previously issued publications were revised and
updated.
Library Citations
Following are the libraries which, having met the Council’s
minimum requirements for a Jewish library, were awarded cita­
tions of merit:
Temple Oheb Shalom Religious School
Baltimore, Md.
Werksman Memorial Library
Clifton Jewish Center
Clifton, N. J.