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Frank and Ethel S. Cohen Award
A new annual award for “the author of a work dealing with
some aspect of Jewish thought, past or present, which in the
opinion of the judges combines knowledge, clarity of thought
and literary merit” was established by the Council through a
grant from the ESCO Fund Committe, Inc. Named the Frank and
Ethel S. Cohen Award, it includes a citation and a cash grant
of $250. Only books originally written in English are eligible for
the award.
The Frank and Ethel S. Cohen Award was presented to Dr.
Ben Zion Bokser for his
Judaism: Profile of a Faith
(Burning
Bush Press and Alfred A. Knopf, New York). The judges were:
Dr. Bernard J . Bamberger, Abraham Berger, Dr. Sidney B.
Hoenig and Dr. Nahum N. Glatzer.
Isaac Siegel Memorial Juvenile Award
The Isaac Siegel Memorial Juvenile Award consisting of $250
and a citation was awarded to Sulamith Ish-Kishor for her
A Boy
of Old Prague
(Pantheon Books, New York). The judges were:
Mrs. David I. Cedarbaum, Mrs. Abraham J . Karp, Mrs. Deborah
P. Margolis, and the late Dr. Harry Elkin.
Harry and Ethel Daroff Memorial Fiction Award
The Harry and Ethel Daroff Memorial Fiction Award, also
consisting of $250 and a citation, was presented to Joanne Green­
berg for her
The King’s Persons
(Holt, Rinehart and Winston,
New York). The judges were: David Boroff, Harold U. Ribalow,
Leo W. Schwarz and Dr. Dan Vogel.
Harry and Florence Kovner Memorial Poetry Awards
The Harry and Florence Kovner Memorial Poetry Awards, each
valued at $100 plus a citation, were presented to authors of pub­
lished volumes of Jewish poetry in Yiddish and Hebrew: Dr.
Arnold Band for his Hebrew work
Ha-Rei Boer Ba-Esh
(Ogen
and Ogdan, New York and Jerusalem); and A. Glanz for his
Yiddish book
Amerike un Ich
(Der Kval, New York). The Yid­
dish recipient was selected by H. Bass, Yudel Mark and Moshe
Starkman. Judges for the Hebrew award were Dr. Milton Arfa,
Dr. Jacob Kabakoff and Dr. Eisig Silberschlag.