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JEWI SH BOOK ANNUAL
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ISAAC SIEGEL JEWISH JUVENILE AWARD
The Isaac Siegel Memorial Award, valued at $250, in addition
to a citation, for the best Jewish juvenile written and published
in English in the United States was established in 1952. The
award is named for the late Judge Isaac Siegel, Jewish communal
and civic leader, who served four terms in the U. S. House of
Representatives and on the benches of the Magistrate’s Court
and the Domestic Relations Court in New York City. During
World War I he was chairman of the Overseas Commission of
JWB. He was also president of the Institutional Synagogue and
a founder and director of the Jewish Education Association. The
winner of the 1951 award was Mrs. Sydney Taylor for her book,
All-of-a-Kind Family.
The judges who determined the award winner were: Dr. Samuel
Dinin, Los Angeles; Miss Fanny Goldstein, Boston; and Dr.
Louis Kaplan, Baltimore.
SAMUEL H. DAROFF FICTION AWARD
The Samuel H. Daroff Fiction Award, named for its donor,
Samuel H. DarofF, Philadelphia communal leader, consisting of
$250 and a citation, was given to Mrs. Zelda Popkin for her
novel
Quiet Street.
She was judged the author of the best work
written and published in English in the United States during
1951. A citation of honorable mention was presented to the
author of
The Chain and the Link
, David Miller. The judges
were Dr. Mortimer J. Cohen, Prof. Ludwig Lewisohn and Dr.
Louis I. Newman.
HARRY KOVNER MEMORIAL AWARDS FOR POETRY
The three Harry Kovner Memorial Awards, each valued at
$100, plus citations, were presented to the authors of published
volumes of poetry dealing with Jewish life, thought and ex-
perience, in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. Prof. Hillel Bavli was
selected for the Hebrew award for his cumulative contributions
by Abraham Epstein, Moses Feinstein and Eisig Silberschlag.
A. M. Klein received the award for English-Jewish poetry for his
cumulative contributions in the field. He was chosen by Dr.
Ludwig Lewisohn, Dr. Louis I. Newman, and Rabbi A. Allan
Steinbach. Mordecai Jaffe was presented with the Yiddish award
for the two volume anthology of Hebrew poetry which he edited
and translated. The judges were Prof. Abraham Joshua Heschel,
Melech Ravitch, and Moshe Starkman.