WALTHAM, Mass. (May. 16)
A decision to establish a seminar on Jewish journalism, with presidents and publicity directors of all national Jewish organizations invited to participate in discussions of the place of the English-Jewish press in American Jewish life, was adopted here at the 13th annual convention of the American Association of English-Jewish newspapers, at which Jacques Back, editor and publisher of the Jewish Observer of Nashville, Tenn., was elected president.
The publishers and editors adopted a warm resolution commending the Jewish Telegraphic Agency for its progressive efforts to advance the standards of Jewish journalism. Victor Bienstock, general manager, and Boris Smolar, editor, of JTA were warmly applauded for their efforts to extend news coverage of the agency and to improve its feature service.
The delegates “pledged anew their sympathetic support to Israel to the end that the young state should win the peace and grow from strength to strength, “and protested against the arming of the Arab states to Israel’s detriment. Other resolutions expressed the association’s appreciation to Brandeis University for its hospitality. Dr. A. L. Sachar, president of the University, was host to the visiting editors and publishers at a luncheon at which the election of officers of the Association took place.
The convention also adopted a decision to institute annual awards to English-Jewish newspapers adjudged; a, publishing the best written non-syndicated at we story of the year; b, the paper publishing the editorial adjudged the best written of the year, and c, the papers adjudged the best of the year typographically in tabloid, full-sized and magazine formats.
Other officers elected include; vice presidents, Leo H. Frisch, Minneapolis, Arthur Wayne, Philadelphia; Joseph Weisberg, Boston; secretary, Adolph Rosenberg, Arlanta; treasurer, Abe Slabot, New Orleans, members of the executive board Elias Jacobs, Buffalo, Morris Janoff, Jersey City, Meyer Keleman, Los Angeles, Sam Neusner, Hartford; Sam Schmidt, Cincinnati; Fred Schoches, Mramit Philip Slomovtiz, Detroit; Albert Golomb, Pittsburgh; Jack Fishbein, Chicago; Sarah Sing##, Atlantic City.