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rare examples o f American Jewish music dating back to colonial
times. From Europe , the re are manuscripts and published mate­
rials no longer available because o f the destruction which resulted
from the Holocaust. Some o f the material was once p a r t o f the
grea t synagogues o f Eastern Europe , while o th e r items were
products o f Jewish publishing houses in the time o f the Czars.
Included in the Mandell Collection are bound Jewish music man­
uscripts from the estate o f composer, music collector, poet, and
artist, A rno Nadel, who perished in Auschwitz in 1943. More
recent times are represen ted by publications from such countries
as the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and the South American coun­
tries. Also housed in the Schreiber Jewish Music Library is the
Kutler Jewish Instrumen tal Library, consisting o f both works by
Jewish composers and compositions with Jewish themes. A grant
from the Presser Foundation in 1978, has enabled the Music
Library to purchase microfilming equipment and to microfilm a
portion o f the collection. A comprehensive recording collection
o f 5,000 tapes and records is also housed in the Schreiber Jewish
Music Library. T he types o f music represen ted in the recording
collection include: Israeli music, ethno-musicological recordings,
dance music, spoken arts, Yiddish songs, folk music, hasidic
melodies, liturgical music, and musical theater recordings. An
annotated bibliography,
Rare Booksfrom theEric Mandell Collection,
p repa red by W arner S. Victor (Philadelphia, 1982), can be
obtained from the Tyson Music D epartment o f Gratz College.
T he Chomsky Educational Resource Center (CERC) was estab­
lished in 1978. Its purpose is to collect, catalog, and make
available, materials relating to professional Jewish education.
Acting as a clearinghouse for educational resources, the
Chomsky Center provides information for curriculum
development, lesson planning, methodology, and teacher-
training and research, for the Jewish education o f young people
and adults. Primarily serving principals and teachers o f syna­
gogue and Jewish day schools, CERC also provides programm ing
information fo r communal agencies, camps, and secular institu­
tions. By means o f an information retrieval system, consultation
services, pedagogic guides, reference files and catalogs, CERC
provides the educator with materials on the following topics: