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Fanny Goldstein

Fanny Goldstein’s belief in the importance of ethnic and immigrant pride led to her creation of National Jewish Book Week.The Jewish Advocate, a Boston newspaper, and wrote and lectured on Jewish literature and library administration.

Fanny Goldstein, first female Judaica librarian
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Fanny Goldstein (1895-1961) was the first female Judaica librarian, and the first woman to direct a branch library in Massachusetts, the West End Branch Library. She is best known as the founder of Jewish Book Week, which later evolved into National Jewish Book Month.
Date of Birth
May 15, 1895
Place of Birth
Date of Death
December 26, 1961

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Fanny Goldstein." (Viewed on December 19, 2014) <>.


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