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B’nai B’rith Launches National Membership Campaign; Plans to Call on Every Jewish Home

B’nai B’rith, marking its 106th anniversary, will open its first national membership campaign “to meet the growing challenge of our day,” Frank Goldman, president, announced here. The campaign will continue for 50 days with the slogan “Build B’nai B’rith–Backbone of American Jewry.” An attempt will be made to call on every Jewish home in the country to solicit membership.

Rabbi Judah L. Stampfer, 26, of Cambridge, Mass., has been awarded the first annual Abram Leon Sachar Award, B’nai B’rith announced. The award, for the “year’s outstanding unpublished piece of Jewish creative writing in America,” carries a prize of $500. B’nai B’rith Hillel Foundations selected Rabbi Stampfer’s manuscript, “Jerusalem Has Many Faces, and other Poems,” as the Hillel book of the year.