Jewish Book of the Month Club Formed in Chicago
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Jewish Book of the Month Club Formed in Chicago

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A “Jewish Book-of-the-Month Club” has been organized in Chicago. It has for its chief aim the fostering of Jewish culture through the encouragement of Jewish authors by creating a greater demand for their works and by recommending books of Jewish value to its membership. The idea was brought to fruition by Ralph H. Goodman of Chicago. Others instrumental in organizing the “Jewish Book-of-the-Month Club” are, Dr. Gerson B. Levi, editor of the “Chicago Reform Advocate,” and Rabbi G. George Fox, chairman of the board of judges, also of Chicago.

The “Jewish-Book-of-the-Month Club”, which aims to cooperate with the various Jewish cultural agencies, and particularly with the Jewish Publication Society, has among its judges Dr. David Philipson, Mrs. Rebekah Kohut, Dr. Felix A. Levy, Prof. Louis I. Strauss, Dr. Louis I. Mann, Prof. Harry A. Wolfson, and Louis Lipsky.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund