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JEW ISH BOOK ANNUAL
In existence for 32 years,
Jewish Bookland
appears seven times
a year as the literary supplement to the
JWB Circle
with a cir­
culation of over 15,000. Librarians, authors, publishers, edu­
cators and all who are interested in Jewish books look forward
with great eagerness to its appearance. T he fact tha t there are
so many books to review has created problems of lim itation.
Mere mention of books is insufficient and evaluation of all is
impossible. The Council is studying a new approach suggested
by our Director, Sharon Strassfeld, and it is hoped tha t
Jewish
Bookland
will emerge soon in a new format with ever greater
appeal to the large Jewish reading public. Dr. Steinbach served
as Editor, examining and preparing for p r in t every review. T he
other members of the Editorial Board were: Dr. Eugene B. Boro-
witz, Dr. Sidney B. Hoenig, Dr. Jacob Kabakoff and Dr. Sol
Liptzin. Mrs. Strassfeld will now also serve as managing editor.
L IBRARY C ITAT IONS
Continuing the practice of awarding special citations to qual­
ifying libraries, the following have been chosen this year:
Temple Emanuel Library
West End Synagogue Library
Temple Emanuel
West End Synagogue
Kensington, Maryland
Nashville, Tennessee
Helen and Isidore L. Strick
Rabbi Irving Hausman
Library
Library
Camp Morasha
Temple B’nai Israel
Lake Como, Pennsylvania
Sacramento, California
Temple Shalom
Paul Rubenstein Memorial
Medford, Massachusetts
Library
Temple Judea
Tarzana, California
T he criteria for this citation are: the employment of a full-
or part-time librarian; a fixed annual budget; a minimum of
1,000 books of Jewish interest, with the acquisition of 100 addi­
tional books each year; a catalogue accessible to readers; ade­
quate library quarters; the conduct of Jewish Book Month
activities and other programs to enrich Jewish cultural life.
JEWISH BOOKLAND