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RUTH S. FRANK
JWB Jewish Book Council
1981-1982
The past year was an active and productive one for the Council.
A number of newly affiliated publishers were added and Jewish
Book month materials were widely distributed to Jewish and
secular institutions.
Jewish Books in Review ,
the newly syndicated
book review service, received an enthusiastic reception from
American Jewish weeklies across the country. The activity sur­
rounding the National Jewish Book Awards indicated a growing
recognition and awareness of the prize-winning books in the
Jewish community and the publishing world.
NAT IONAL JEW ISH BOOK AWARDS COMM ITTEE
Mrs. Frank Cohen and William Epstein, co-chairmen, Joseph
Mlotek, Dr. David Mirsky, David M.L. Olivestone, Eve F.
Roshevsky, Blu Greenberg, and Moshe Sheinbaum, members.
It was recommended by the Committee that the Council con­
tinue to give publicity to all the nominees for the National Jewish
Book Awards. To increase the visibility of the Awards, the Com­
mittee decided to have a special National Jewish Book Awards
seal prepared. The initial sales of these seals indicated interest on
the part of the publishers. The Committee recommended that the
1982 prize-winning books be sold at the annual Awards ceremony
and that the nominees in each category be announced at that
time. It also recommended that the term, National Jewish Book
Award, be uniformly used in all publicity published by the Coun­
cil. The 1982 Award Rules reflected this change.
JEW ISH BOOK M O N TH
More than 700 Jewish Book Month kits were distributed to
libraries, centers, schools and synagogues across the country. The
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