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Queens College Dedicates New Jewish Studies Library


Phyllis Cohen Stevens
Deputy Director of News Services

(718) 997-5597

Maria Matteo
News Assistant
(718) 997-5593

Media Advisory for: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2006: 5:30 pm


WHAT: Dedication of the new Simon and Roslyn Gold Jewish Studies Library
WHO: NYC Council Member James Gennaro; NYS Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn; QC President James Muyskens; QC Jewish Studies Center Board Members Simon and Roslyn Gold and Laurence Werfel; Former Director of the Center for Jewish Studies Benny Kraut; Arthur Anderman and Harold Baron, Chair and Secretary respectively of the Jewish Studies Center Executive Board of Directors.
WHERE: Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing
Jefferson Hall, third floor
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The new Simon and Roslyn Gold Jewish Studies Library at Queens College was designed gratis by AIA architect Laurence Werfel. The library and reading area have been equipped with four state-of-the-art computers, as well as valuable books from the Golds’ personal Judaica collection. An adjoining conference room features comfortable sofas and chairs, a computer work station and conference table.

The plan for the project was conceived by Benny Kraut, who was then Director of the Center for Jewish Studies. Arthur Anderman and Harold Baron helped implement the plan and bring the project to fruition.

Funding for the library came from several sources. Thanks to Councilman James Gennaro, the Council’s Queens delegation earmarked $150,000 for the project. In memory of their parents, Simon and Roslyn Gold contributed the additional $60,000 needed. In addition, Assemblywoman Nettie Mayersohn is working with the State Assembly to commit another $50,000 for furniture, computer equipment and software and reference books.


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