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Lansky and the National Yiddish Book Center, and the Body-of-
Work citation to Dr. Philip Birnbaum. Mr. Lansky was cited for
his role in the “conservation, distribution, and popularization of
Yiddish.” Dr. Birnbaum was singled out for a “lifetime of work in
Jewish culture, language, liturgy and religion.”
At the reception which followed, J. Levine Booksellers sold
award winning books while the Book Council staff sold its publi­
At the National Jewish Book Awards Ceremony, Dr. Leonard
Gold, chairman of the Library and Publications Committee, pres­
ented citations to the following libraries which met the criteria
established by the Council:
Bendiner Library/Temple Beth-El
San Antonio, Texas
Carl Hess Community Judaica Library
Birmingham, Alabama Jewish
Community Center
Birmingham, Alabama
Kleiner Library/University Synagogue
Los Angeles, California
The Library/Morristown Jewish
Community Center
Morristown, New Jersey
Merrick Jewish Centre Library
Merrick Jewish Centre Cong.
Ohr Torah
Merrick, New York
Harry Rosenbaum Library o f Judaica
Jewish Community Center
Stamford, Connecticut
Irving Rubenstein Memorial Library
Cong. Beth Shalom
Northbrook, Illinois
Solomon Schecter Day School Library
Cranford, New Jersey
Dorothy L. Spiwak Memorial Library
Cong. B’nai Israel
Rumson, New Jersey
Temple Beth Ahm Library
Temple Beth Ahm
Aberdeen, New Jersey
Temple Emanu-El
Ivan M. Stettenheim Library
New York, New York
The Wurn Family Library
Cong. Ahavath Chesed
Jacksonville, Florida
Dr. Posner is working with the American Jewish Library Asso­
ciation to update standards and create advanced levels of cita­
This year the Jewish Book Council brochure was redesigned. A
new publication by Eve Roshevsky, entitled
How To Promote aJew­
ish Book,
is in production.