Israel Emiot Dead at 69

Israel Emiot, a well-known poet and coordinator of Yiddish cultural events at the Jewish Center of Rochester, died last night at the age of 69. Four books of his poetry were published in Poland, where he was born, and numerous poems and short stories which he wrote appeared in magazines, newspapers and the Yiddish press in Poland. These were later compiled into six volumes. In the United States he was a contributor to the Jewish Daily Forward, other Yiddish newspapers and magazines. Emiot was the recipient of many awards. These included the Kessel Prize in Mexico, the World Congress for Jewish Culture Award, and an award from the Jewish Book Council of America.

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