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National Yiddish Book Center alters focus, cuts staff

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/national_yiddish_book_center_alters_focus_cuts_staff_20110103

The National Yiddish Book Center, amid a change in focus, has laid off four employees and closed its bookstore. As part of its strategic change from saving and restoring ancient Yiddish texts to educating people about them, the center in Amherst, Mass., made the layoffs in December, the Amherst Bulletin reported. The cut positions include the director's personal assistant, a major gifts officer, the bookstore manager and a designer of the center's magazine, according to the newspaper. The center's vice president and program director also resigned, leaving the center with 16 employees.

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