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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
Straus & Giroux; Kar-Ben Copies; Random House, and Simon
and Schuster. In addition to 18 Jewish publishers, 19 general
publishers and 9 university presses displayed their books of Jew­
ish interest.
JEW ISH BOOKS IN REV IEW
The syndicated book review project was begun in September
1981 with a first kit. Four kits followed on a bimonthly basis. More
than 40 American Jewish weeklies across the country have pub­
lished reviews and acknowledged this service of the JWB Jewish
Book Council. Each packet contained five or six reviews and an
occasional overview article, such as
Gift Books f o r Hanukkah,
in­
cluded in the November packet, and
Best Books o f 1 9 8 1 ,
included
in the January packet. At the spring Executive Board meeting, it
was voted to continue
Jewish Books in Review
for another year. Mr.
William Wollheim will continue to serve as coordinator of the
project.
NOM INAT IONS COMM ITTEE
At the Spring meeting of the Executive Board, the Nomina­
tions Committee, Rabbi Judah Nadich, Chairman, presented the
slate of officers to serve for a second term, and it was unanimously
accepted as follows:
President, Dr. Robert Gordis; Vice Presidents — Dr. Leonard
Gold, Mrs. Blu Greenberg, Moshe A. Sheinbaum, Jacob Stein­
berg, Bernard S. White; Secretary, Mrs. Frank Cohen; T rea­
surer, Abraham J. Kremer.
The following additions were made to the Executive Board:
Sol Scharfstein, president, Association of Jewish Book Pub­
lishers; Ellen Scheinfeld, donor of Children’s Book Award; Daisy
Maryles, sr. editor, Publishers Weekly; David C. Gross, associate
publisher and editor, The Jewish Week.
The Board was saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. David
Mirsky, who had long been active in the work of the Council and
had served as its treasurer. It also took note of the death of Dr.
Lawrence Marwick, head of the Hebraic Section of the Library of
Congress.