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AJLSC Meetings


[Note: Photographers were not available for all AJLSC meetings]


AJLSC General Meeting -- October 11, 2015
@ Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles

AJLSC members enjoyed a wonderful tour of Jewish artists at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art,
led by Bonnie Stark - LACMA Docent and former AJLSC member.


AJLSC General Meeting -- December 10, 2012
@ Shanghai Diamond Garden Restaurant, Los Angeles

Adaire Klein -a Honoree: Adaire Klein,
an AJLSC 40-year member who is moving to Israel

-- Retiring AJLSC Director and 1975-79
AJLSC President

-- Retiring Director of Library and Archival
Services at the Simon Wiesenthal Center -
Museum of Tolerance
Adair Klien - d Adaire Klein - e
Adaire Klein - c



2007 - 2008

@ Sinai Blumenthal Library - March 12, 2008

Sinai Blumenthal Library, recently renovated
Lisa Silverman, Sinai Library Director, and Children's
Book Review Editor of Jewish Book World.

Bird's eye view of some of our attending members. Judy Cohn, AJLSC President, presiding (2nd from right). Library liaisons: Abigail Yasgur, Director, Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles (4th from left), and Ilene Abramson, Children's Services Director, Los Angeles Public Library (far right).



@ Stephen S. Wise Temple Library -- November 14, 2007

DINAH BERLAND, poet, editor, and author, speaking about her book,
Hours of Devotion: Fanny Neuda's Book of Prayers for Jewish Women
Dinah Berland



2006 - 2007

Annual Meeting of AJLSC
@ Library Of Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance -- May 14, 2007

President Judy Cohn, LAPL substitute librarian (seated) and
Adaire Klein, host and Library Director SWC/MOT.
Program Chair Abigail Yasgur, Library Director,
Jewish Community Library of Los Angeles.
Topic: "Primary Sources"
(l to r) Fran Shuster, retired librarian and past president, with guest author, Susan Goldman Rubin; President Judy Cohn; and Helen Rogaway, Beverly Hills school librarian and long-time AJLSC member.
Mark Lamken, attorney, receiving AJLSC Dorothy Schroeder Award from Barbara Leff, retired librarian and secretary of AJLSC, a new corporation.

Guest Evelyn Perl with goodies prepared by Gayle Schnaid, Hospitality Chair.
Meeting Meeting Meeting



@ UCLA Research Library -- November 13, 2006

David Hirsch Meeting
David Hirsch, UCLA Middle East Judaica Bibliographer, spoke on "Bibliographic Adventures in the United Arab Emirates, Israel, and Argentina" -- to an audience of AJLSC members.



2005 - 2006

@ Fairfax Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library -- May 22, 2006

Program Theme - Library Support Groups: Friends of Library and Librarians' Guild of Los Angeles Public Library. [l to r] - Teri Markson, Children's Librarian, Fairfax Branch of LAPL, Lesley Alexander, Adat Ari El Day School Librarian, and Roy Stone, Guild President and Senior Librarian, Fairfax Branch of LAPL.
[l to r] Ellen Cole, AJLSC President and Librarian at Temple Isaiah, with Grace Friedman, President of Fairfax Branch of Friends of the Library and AJLSC Past-President.
Special celebration - Grace Friedman's
90th birthday. Yasher Koach!



2004 - 2005

@ Will & Ariel Durant Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library -- May 9, 2005

THANK YOU to the outgoing AJLSC Board (2003-2005) for a job well-done!
Installationspacer Judy K
Judy Katz installs new AJLSC elective officers for 2005-2007 --
(from left) Ellen Cole (immediate past president & parliamentarian), Arna Schwartz (treasurer), Enid Sperber (recording secretary), Lesley Alexander (co-4th VP - hospitality), Bonnie Stark (3rd VP - publicity), Susan March (co-2nd VP - program), and Haim Gottschalk (president). [Missing from photo are: Susan Greening (1st VP - membership), Bruce Henstell (co-2nd VP - program), Judy Cohn (co-4th VP - hospitality, Heidi Creve (corresponding secretary).]
Ronda Rose (left) (national AJL president), and Enid Sperber (right) (program chair), honor outgoing president Ellen Cole (center)
Arna Schwartz is presented with the Dorothy Schroeder Award for outstanding service by Fran Shuster, committee chair. Behind is the sign "MAZEL TOV ARNA"
Haim Gottschalk, new AJLSC president, speaking to our members



@ Adat Ari El Day School Library, Valley Village -- December 6, 2004

Dr. Gil Graff, Executive Director, Bureau of Jewish Education of Los Angeles,
spoke on "Jewish Education in America" at Weber Library




@ Temple Beth Am Library, Los Angeles -- October 18, 2004

Arna Schwartz, Day School Librarian, Pressman Academy,
Lainer Library, hosts the AJLSC meeting.
Awaiting start of meeting (left) Helen Rogaway (Librarian, Beverly Vista School /Horace Mann), Susan Dubin (Library Consultant), and Rick Burke (University of Judaism Librarian)
Guest Speaker: Dr. Ava Kahn,
author, historian, and co-editor of California Jews: An Anthology.
Topic: California Jewish life.
AJLSC members are pleased with AJLSC's celebration of the
350th Anniversary of Jewish Life in America.
(left) Sandy Helman, Hospitality Chair (Temple Mishkon Tephilo Librarian), Speaker Dr. Ava Kahn, Ellen Cole, President (Temple Isaiah Librarian), and Enid Sperber, Program Co-Chair (Temple Israel of Hollywood Library Director).



@ Stephen S. Wise Temple Library, Los Angeles -- March 1, 2004

Haggadot Haggadot
(left) Barbara Y. Leff, former SSWT Library Director (1969-1996), stands next to some of the Passover Haggadot that she acquired during her tenure; these accompanied her Haggadah slide show. (right) Roberta Lloyd, SSWT Library Director, introduced the custom-made special collection Haggadot cabinet honoring Barbara -- donated by SSWT, AJLSC, and Barbara's family and friends. Other AJLSC members shared unusual Haggadot during the meeting.



@ Valley Beth Shalom Library, Encino -- January 12, 2004

AJLSC members gather at VBS Sheila Sporn Library
Guest speaker, Mark L. Smith, Yiddish book and literature expert, speaking on "Are Sholem Aleichem's 'Stories for Jewish Children' really Children's Stories?"
(left) VBS Library hosts, Susan Dubin (Day School Library Consultant), Helene Gersuk (Synagogue Librarian), with Mark L. Smith, and Ellen Cole (AJLSC President)
(left) AJLSC Program Vice-Presidents: Haim Gottschalk and Enid Sperber,
with Mark L. Smith