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JEWISH BOOK ANNUAL
112
PURIM RADIO TRANSCRIPTIONS
A transcription o f a radio program was prepared and produced by the Council
to be used in connection with Purim. The speakers of the program entitled “The
Literary Significance of Purim” were Dr. Mortimer J. Cohen and Dr. Solomon
Grayzel. Cantor David Putterman furnished the musical background. The pro-
gram was timed for fifteen minutes, allowing for local opening and closing announce-
ments. In addition to Jewish Centers, the program was sponsored by Synagogues,
community councils, youth councils, Jewish federations, bureaus o f Jewish educa-
tion, Hillel foundations, B’nai B ’rith lodges, and JWB Army and Navy Committees.
The program was carried by fifty-one radio stations in the following communities:
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a l i f o r n ia
,
Oakland, Los Angeles,
North Hollywood, Riverside
C
a n a d a
,
Ottawa
C
o lo r ado
,
Denver
C
o n n e c t ic u t
,
New Haven
D
e l a w a r e
,
Wilmington
F
l o r id a
,
Tampa, Miami
G
e o r g ia
,
Atlanta
I
l l in o i s
,
Peoria
I
n d ia n a
,
Fort Wayne, New Castle
M
a i n e
,
Bangor
M
a s s a c h u s e t t s
,
Springfield,
Pittsfield, Lynn, Greenfield
M
ic h ig a n
,
Detroit
M
in n e s o t a
,
St. Paul
M
i s s o u r i
,
Kansas City
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e n n e s s e e
N
e b r a s k a
,
Omaha
N
e w
H
a m p s h ir e
,
Concord
N
e w
J
e r s e y
,
Atlantic City,
Trenton, Paterson, Passaic,
Hackensack
N
ew
Y
ork
, Schenectady, Rochester,
Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse, Ithaca,
New York City
N
orth
C
arolina
, Fayetteville
O
hio
, Columbus, Youngstown
P
ennsylvania
, Philadelphia,
Pottsville, Phillipsburg, Erie,
Wilkes-Barre, Hazelton, State
College, Huntington, Lewistown
R
hode
I
sland
, Providence
S
outh
C
arolina
, Charleston
Chattanooga
LIBRARY CITATIONS
In keeping with its avowed policy o f aiding and encouraging the growth of Jewish
libraries, the Council has initiated a plan for the granting of citations of merit to
Jewish Centers, synagogues, Jewish schools, and similar groups who have libraries
that meet the minimum requirements for a Jewish library. A Committee on Cita-
tions, under the chairmanship of I. Edward Kiev, formulated the following criteria
and minimum requirements for a citation, based on a survey the Committee made
in 1947 of libraries of Jewish Centers and synagogues: The library must be or-
ganized at least one year; at least one room must be set aside exclusively for the
library; there must be a librarian either on a full or part time basis; a fixed annual
budget; a minimum of 1,000 books of Jewish interest in any language; an accession
o f a minimum of 100 books of Jewish interest during the previous year; and a
catalogue accessible to all readers. The library must also be open at least ten hours
a week. In addition, the library must participate actively in Jewish Book Month
activities and render various services for the enrichment of Jewish group life. An
application blank, which lists in more detail the above criteria, and a printed cita-
tion have been prepared.
The first citations to be presented by the Council to local Jewish libraries which
meet the criteria were awarded to the Aaron Garber Library of the Cleveland
Bureau of Jewish Education; the Jewish Community Center of Oakland, Calif.;
Holy Blossom Temple, Toronto, Canada; the Miami Bureau of Jewish Education;
the William Fishman Library of the Kansas City (Mo.) Jewish Community Center;
the Cleveland Temple; the YM & YWHA (92nd Street Y) of New York City; the
Brooklyn Jewish Center; the David Sommers Memorial Library o f the St. Louis
YM-YWHA; the Educational Alliance of New York City; Congregation Shaarey
Zedek, Detroit; the Simon Cohen Memorial Library of the Lynn, Mass. Jewish
Community Center; the Jacob Michael Collection of Jewish Music in New York;