Eisenhower Greets Convention of American English-jewish Publishers

President Eisenhower, in a message to the 14th annual convention of the American Association of English-Jewish Newspapers, which is concluding here today, lauded the efforts of the Association “to keep American readers accurately informed.” He expressed confidence that the English-Jewish press would continue to “contribute to good citizenship and progress in the country.”

Jacques Back, publisher of the “Observer” of Nashville, Tenn., and president of the Association, announced in his report a program of awards for presentation at the 1957 convention. The prizes will be awarded for: 1. The best original editorial published in member English-Jewish weeklies during 1956; 2. The best non-syndicated news story published during 1956; 3. The best original feature story published during 1956.

Representatives of major national Jewish organizations participated in a seminar devoted to the role which the English-Jewish press plays in strengthening Jewish community life in this country. The seminar was chaired by Philip Slomovitz, editor and publisher of the Jewish News of Detroit. The four-day convention is concluding today with the election of officers for the coming year and with the adoption of resolutions on various aspects of Jewish life in this country.

Among the organizations represented at the seminar were: the Council of Jewish Federations and Welfare Funds; the United Jewish Appeal; Brandeis University; the National Jewish Welfare Board; the American Jewish Congress; the American Zionist Committee for Public Affairs; the Zionist Organization of America; National Council of Jewish Women; Hadassah; B’nai B’rith; the American Jewish Committee and others.

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