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Jewish Book Council o f the
National Jewish Welfare Board
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seeks to develop in all age
groups a zeal for Jewish knowledge through the reading of
Jewish classics and contemporary works; to encourage the estab­
lishment of Jewish book shelves in homes; to establish and to
augment Jewish libraries in Jewish community centers, syna­
gogues and other institutions; to develop programs dealing with
Jewish literature in all its aspects on a variety of levels; to give
recognition to authors of outstanding books through the National
Jewish Book Awards; to present citations to libraries that have
achieved the minimum requirements established by the Council;
to provide resources for various types of programming; to give
information on current Judaica; to compile a permanent record
of American Jewish literary creativity. To achieve these aims the
Council conducts a comprehensive program that reaches into
communities throughout the United States and Canada. It pro­
vides a wealth of resource materials to aid both individuals and
organized bodies to attain the above stated goals.
“Know Thyself—Read Jewish Books” was the theme of Jewish
Book Month which was observed from November 8th to Decem­
ber 8th, 1974. Program materials issued by the JWB Jewish Book
Council assisted more than 2,000 local groups in planning pro­
grams. The Jewish Book Month poster, designed by Sy Warsaw,
and the bookmark in English, Hebrew and Yiddish, featured
the rubric “Know Thyself—Read Jewish Books.” Jewish Book
Month was widely observed by Jewish Community Centers and
YM &YWHAs, synagogues, Jewish schools and bureaus of Jewish
education, local units of national Jewish organizations, Jewish
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