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AJL Regional Conferences

 

Jewish Literature for Children
AJL Western Conference - February 20, 2005

Host: Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library
Sponsored by AJLSC, AJL, Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library,
and Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks & Mortuaries

Photography by Joseph Dowdy, AV Specialist, Sinai Temple Library

Conference Program with Speakers' Bios and
Guest Authors and Illustrators with website links

 


 

"Greetings"


Speakers
Conference Co-Chair: Susan Dubin, Off-the-Shelf Library Services, Lisa Silverman, Director, Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library.
Speaker
AJL President, Ronda Rose, Library Director, Temple Emanuel.
Speaker
Martha White, Director of Sales & Marketing, Mt. Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuary

David Adler

< Keynote Speaker - David Adler, author, shows his first book - "A Little At A Time." Topic: "Looking Back After More than 30 Years of Writing for Children, and Looking Forward..."


> Lunch Speaker - Linda Silver, AJL President of Synagogue, School, and Center Division. Topic: "Milestones in American Jewish Children's Literature"

Linda Silver

 


 

Panel: "Portraying the Holocaust in Children's Literature"

David Adler & Adaire Klein
David Adler, author, and Adaire Klein, moderator
Sonia Levitin
Sonia Levitin, author

Hava Ben-Zavi
Hava Ben-Zvi, author
Anne Isaac
Anne Isaac, author

 


 

Panel: "Illustrating the Jewish Book"

Speaker
Jean Marzollo
Speaker
Naomi Howland
Speaker
Deborah Nourse Lattimore

 


 

Other Sessions


Speaker
Linda Silver, Creator & Editor of AJL's New Jewish Valuesfinder. Topic: "What's New in Jewish Children's Literature"
Speaker
Assoc. Prof. June Cummins: "Sydney Taylor: The Books That Changed the Literature"
Workshop
David Adler, author - "Workshop for Authors" (designed for writers who are already published or have a finished work.)

SpeakerspacerSpeaker
Etan Boritzer and Julie Strauss-Gabel Publishers' Panel: "Everything You Wanted to Know About Publishing Jewish Books, But Didn't Have a Chance to Ask!"
Speakers
Editor's Panel

Storyteller
< Storyteller Joel Ben Izzy
Audience

 


 

Dessert and Autograph Party


Authors Walk
Susan Dubin introduces author David Steinberg, while Lisa Silverman waits to escort author to his table to autograph his books. (Joel Ben Izzy waiting in background.)
Signing
Author Robert Avrech autographs his book
Signing
Deborah Nourse Lattimore has just signed her book for Grace Friedman (left) and Dorothy Steiner (center)

 


 

Exhibitors


Exhibits
(left) Rita Frischer browses and buys books on display from three exhibitors:
(below) Every Picture Tells a Story, Storyopolis, and Book Events and Authors Unlimited.
Book display

 


 

Some Candid Photos


classroom listening

 


 

Conference Program with Speakers' Bios and
Guest Authors and Illustrators with website links