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JWB JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL
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cil, a number of general publishers have arranged to display their
books of Jewish interest at the forthcoming Moscow Book Fair.
The Association of Jewish Book Publishers is cooperating in this
project.
The relationship of the Book Council with the various rabbini­
cal organizations was strengthened. Rabbi Ely E. Pilchik is carry­
ing on the work of Dr. A. Alan Steinbach, as liaison with the
Central Conference of American Rabbis, as are Dr. Gilbert
Klaperman with the Rabbinical Council, and Dr. Judah Nadich
with the Rabbinical Assembly.
JEWISH BOOK MONTH
The Council again issued an attractive poster which helped
promote the observance of Jewish Book Month. It depicted a
grandfather reading a book to his young, attentive grandchild,
and carried out the theme — “Jewish Books: Link Between Past
and Future.” The design of the poster formed the basis for the
bookmarks which the Council makes available annually.
The theme for this year’s Jewish Book Month, to be observed
from November 14th to December 14th, 1979, is— “Books: Our
Heritage.”
JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
Dr. Jacob Kabakoff continued to serve as editor for a third year.
In addition to the regular members of the Editorial Advisory
Board, the following new members were appointed: Dr. Warren
Bargad, Dr. Yaffa Eliach, Dr. Leonard Gold, associate editor, Dr.
Ruth R. Wisse and Dr. Herbert C. Zafren.
BOOK AWARDS CEREMONY
The ceremony of the National Jewish Book Awards was held on
May 20, 1979, at the Park Avenue Synagogue, New York City.
In his introductory remarks, Dr. Sidney B. Hoenig, president,
reviewed the activities of the Jewish Book Council of the past year.
He expressed thanks to the parent organization, the National
Jewish Welfare Board, for its continued support. Its president,
Robert Adler, and its executive vice-president, Arthur Rotman,
together with the JWB staff, had demonstrated special interest in