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$1,000 Prize Offered for Essay on Jews’ Occupations

A nation-wide contest for the best essay on “The Occupational Distribution of the Jews in the United States” was announced today by Prof. Morris R. Cohen, philosopher and president of the Conference on Jewish Relations, which is sponsoring the competition “in order to stimulate constructive thought on contemporary Jewish economic and social problems.”

The prize will be $1,000, and all essays considered worthy will be published by the Conference. The judges are Prof. I.L. Sharfman, University of Michigan, chairman; Dr. Paul Gourrich, United States Securities and Exchange Commission; Prof. Jacob Hollander, Johns Hopkins University; Dr. Alvin Johnson, New School for Social Research, and Dr. Isadore Lubin, United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.

“We are seeking,” said Prof. Cohen, “to investigate not only the historical, psychological and economic factors that have brought about the present occupational distribution, but also the prospect of changed opportunities, especially those leading to greater diversity and stability, that are feasible or likely to take place within the next decade.”