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The purpose of the Miriam Catalog and Repository is to document the culture of North American Jews. North American Jewish Culture (NAJC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.

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President NAJC: Alan Bailin, PhD, MLS
Professor of Library Services, Hofstra University
Treasurer: Ari Fridkis, MA, MSW
Rabbi, Temple of Universal Judaism
Secretary: Martha Kreisel, MA, MAH
Retired Associate Professor of Library Services, Hofstra University
Collection Director: Ann Grafstein, PhD, MLIS
Professor of Library Services, Hofstra University

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