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FRANK / JWB JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL
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BOOK AWARDS CEREMONY
On May 18, 1980, the National Jewish Book Awards ceremony
was held at Central Synagogue, 123 East 55th Street, New York
City. The new location proved to be a very hospitable and gra­
cious facility for the ceremony.
Dr. Robert Gordis, the new president of the Council, officiated
and greeted an unexpected and honored guest, Prof. Gershom
Scholem, who spoke briefly. Blu Greenberg offered a memorial
tribute to Dr. Sidney B. Hoenig, of blessed memory. Greetings
from Mr. Robert Adler, president of the National Jewish Welfare
Board, were read by Mr. Moshe A. Sheinbaum, a vice-president
of the Council. A special tribute to Dr. Jacob Kabakoff, editor of
the
Jewish Book Annual,
was offered by Dr. Gordis. As in past years,
citations were presented to the publishers whose books received
awards.
LIBRARY CITATIONS
Dr. Leonard Gold presented citations to the following libraries
which met the criteria of the JWB Jewish Book Council:
Bessie Blumenthal Memorial Library
Ohave Sholom Synagogue
Rockford, Illinois
Hillman Library
Niles Township Jewish Congregation
Skokie, Illinois
Weinstein-Solomon Library
Temple Adath Yeshurun
Syracuse, New York
Charles Goldman Judaica Library
YM-YWHA of North Jersey
Wayne, New Jersey
Temple Israel Center Library
Temple Israel Center
White Plains, New York