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citations presented by the Council for meeting specified criteria.
In 1959 a citation was granted to Adas Shalom Synagogue,
Detroit, Michigan.
Isaac Siegel Memorial Juvenile Award
The Isaac Siegel Memorial Juvenile Award consisting of $250
and a citation was awarded to Lloyd Alexander for his
Border
Hawk: August Bondi
(Philadelphia and New York, Jewish Pub­
lication Society of America and Farrar, Straus and Cudahy).
The judges were: Dr. Morris Epstein, New York; Dr. Abraham
P. Gannes, New York; Miss Fanny Goldstein, Boston; and Dr.
Gilbert Klaperman, New York.
Harry and Ethel Daroff Memorial Fiction Award
The Harry and Ethel Daroff Memorial Fiction Award, also
of $250 and a citation, was given to Leon Uris for his work
Exodus
(New York, Doubleday & Co.). The judges were: Charles
Angoff, New York; Dr. Mortimer J . Cohen, Philadelphia; and
Rabbi Ely E. Pilchik, Newark.
Harry and Florence Kovner Memorial Poetry Awards
The Harry and Florence Kovner Memorial Awards, each valued
at $100 plus a citation, were presented to authors of published
volumes of Jewish poetry in English, Hebrew and Yiddish:
Moshe Ben Meir (given posthumously) for his volume of Hebrew
poetry,
Sound\ and Shadow
(Tel Aviv and New York, M. New­
man and Histadruth Ivrith of America); Benjamin Bialostotzky,
for his Yiddish work,
Poem to Poem
(New York, Central Yid­
dish Culture Organization); and Grace Goldin for her work
of English Poetry,
Come Under the Wings: A Midrash on Ruth
(Philadelphia, Jewish Publication Society of America). Judges
for the awards were Dr. Milton Arfa, New York; Dr. Jacob
Kabakoff, Cleveland; Prof. Shalom Spiegel, New York; Ephraim
Auerbach, New York; Yudel Mark, New York; Moshe Stark-
man, New York; Dr. Mortimer J. Cohen, Philadelphia; Leo W.
Schwarz, New York, and Dr. A. Alan Steinbach, New York.
Miscellaneous Services
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of America as a source for authoritative information on many
aspects of Jewish books, the Council is operating what is in
effect an information service. Calls for information are received
in an increasing volume from authors, publishers, public li­