Page 2 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 5 (1946-1947)

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A I M S
of the
JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL OF AMERICA
• To revive the traditional zeal for Jewish knowledge among
young and old and to strengthen the custom of setting aside time
periodically for reading Jewish classics as well as contemporary
works.
• To inculcate in members of households an eagerness to create
Jewish home atmosphere by assigning a place of honor in it to a
shelf or a case of Jewish books, and to stimulate discussion of their
contents around the family table.
• To foster the practice of regularly augmenting the libraries of
synagogues, schools, Centers and other Jewish institutions, and to
utilize them to enrich the programs of clubs, study circles, formal
classes, and discussion groups.
• To extend the circle of readers of Jewish books so tha t their
authors may draw encouragement therefrom to write books on
Jewish themes.
• To promote interfaith understanding, cooperation and good
will through books of Jewish interest.