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This Week in JPL History: Here and Now, Irving Layton

This Week in JPL History: Here and Now,  Irving Layton

It was during this week in 1995 that the original submission date was set for the Jerusalem 3000 poetry anthology, which was published in honour of Jerusalem’s tri-millenium. Run under the auspices of the Consul General of Israel in Montreal, El Al Israel Airlines, and with the National Committee of Jerusalem 3000, Irving Layton acted as the Honorary Chairman of the anthology and he and André Chouraqui read their own poems at the event. The anthology was not the first JPL project in which Layton [...]



This Week in JPL History: The Library in 1948

This Week in JPL History: The Library in 1948

For a period of years the Library would publish an Annual Library Book. This publication was different and separate from its annual report and gave snapshot of Library over the past year and would include an introduction written by a local author. On March 21st the 1948 Annual Library Book was officially published. It`s introduction was written by Irving Layton. In his introduction Layton spoke about the impact the Library had on many people, about the Library’s dedicated staff, and its full reading rooms. Most [...]



This Week in JPL History: Please come in – the Library’s YIFO

This Week in JPL History: Please come in – the Library’s YIFO

From its founding the Jewish Public Library was intended to be more than merely a place where books lived. It was meant to be a place of reading and of education. In June of 1914, one month     after the founding of the library, Reuben Brainin proudly wrote “[a]fter much laborious work, and after persevering efforts and activity, I have succeeded in finally founding a Jewish Public Library and University.” The Yiddish People’s University (or YIFO) had its heyday in the 40’s and 50’s [...]