NEW YORK (Jan. 15)
Three awards for Master’s Essays on a Jewish subject submitted to American and Canadian Universities in 1962 were announced by the National Foundation for Jewish Culture today. The awards are given annually by the Esther and Louis LaMed Fund of Detroit, and are intended to bring to public attention the work being done by students and young scholars in the field of Judaic studies, as well as to encourage such writing.
The winner of the first prize of $250 was Vera Zabelle of New York for her essay “Joseph Ha-Cohen: His View of World History, ” towards a degree from Columbia University. Second prizes of $100 each were awarded to Robert E. Levinson of Eugene, Oregon, for his thesis “The Jews of Jacksonville, Oregon, ” towards a degree at the University of Oregon; and to Mrs. Shulamis Yelin of Montreal for her essay “Carroll Ryan, The Growth of a Man” towards a degree from the University of Montreal.