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Segal Foundation Awards $500 Prizes to Three Canadian Cultural, Education Leaders

The J. I. Segal Foundation has awarded $500 prizes to three leaders of Canadian Jewish cultural and educational life. The recipients were Shlomie Wiseman, principal of the Jewish People’s School and a pioneer in the integration of Jewish and general studies in Canada; Dora Wasserman, head of the youth and drama program of the Jewish Public Library; and Mordhe Hussid, a critic and poet, who has contributed to many Yiddish and Hebrew publications. The Foundation’s awards committee, headed by Chaim Silber, said it hoped to make yearly awards for the best works of Jewish writers and poets in English, Yiddish, Hebrew and French. It disclosed that an anonymous donor in Vancouver, B.C. has set up a fund for $100,000 in yearly prizes for the best works written or produced in Yiddish.