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ISAAC SIEGEL MEMORIAL JUVENILE AWARD
The Isaac Siegel Memorial Juvenile Award, consisting of $250
and a citation, for the best Jewish juvenile published in English in
the United States was awarded to Nora Benjamin Kubie for her
King Solomon's Navy.
The judges were Dr. Samuel Dinin, Los
Angeles, Dr. A. P. Gannes, Philadelphia, and Miss Fanny Gold-
stein, Boston.
HARRY AND ETHEL DAROFF MEMORIAL FICTION AWARD
The Harry and Ethel Daroff Memorial Fiction Award, also
consisting of $250 and a citation, was given to Louis Zara for his
work
Blessed is the Land.
The judges were: Dr. Mortimer J. Cohen,
Philadelphia, Dr. Louis I. Newman, New York, and Leo W.
Schwarz, New York.
HARRY KOVNER MEMORIAL POETRY AWARDS
The Harry Kovner Memorial Poetry Awards, each valued
at $100 plus a citation, were presented to the authors of published
volumes of Jewish poetry in Hebrew and Yiddish. The recipients
were: Alter Esselin for his
Lider Fun a Midbarnik
(Poems of a
Hermit) (Yiddish); and Gabriel Preil for his
Ner Mul Ko-Chavim
(Candle Under the Stars) (Hebrew). The judges for the awards
were: Ephraim Auerbach, New York, Prof. Hillel Bavli, New
York, Rabbi Jacob Kabakoff, Cleveland, Dr. Jacob Shatzky,
New York, Prof. Shalom Spiegel, New York, and Moshe Stark-
man, New York.
CONFERENCE OF PROFESSIONALS
The Council and the National Jewish Music Council jointly
arranged a conference of professional workers who give leadership
to community-wide cultural programs on May 24, 1955 at Atlantic
City, N.J. The conference was devoted to an exchange of expe-
riences and views for the purpose of strengthening local programs
and to determine how the national councils can be most helpful.
The well-attended session was addressed by Ernest Budwig, Phil-
adelphia, Pa.; Donald Cohen, Elizabeth, N.J.; Yehuda Rosenman,
Baltimore, Md.; and Mrs. Walter N. Ezekiel, Washington, D.C.
Sanford Solender, Director of the Jewish Center Division, National
Jewish Welfare Board, presided, while Leah M. Jaffa and Philip
Goodman served as resource consultants.