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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Congratulations Lisa Silverman - Librarians Rock!













Last night Lisa Silverman was honored with the Dorothy Schroeder Award by the Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California. Lisa is the director for the Sinai Temple Blumenthal Library. She is also the Children's Editor for Jewish Book World Magazine and along with Susan Dubin hosts the annual Jewish Literature for Children Conference every year. I have had the pleasure of working with Lisa and am honored to call her a friend.

The event was held at the lovely Sinai Temple. Rabbi David Wolpe gave an inspiring speech about the spiritual nature of books and reading. Lisa was presented with her award and gave a charming talk about her journey as a librarian. It was a wonderful evening, a great opportunity to see old friends and meet a few new ones. Most of all, I was delighted to be part of the warm reception for a well deserving member of our community.

Mazel Tov, Lisa!

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