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United Appeal Awards Prizes to Canadians

September 6, 1934
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Joseph H. Cooper of Edmonton, Alta., won the first prize in the senior division of an essay contest held in connection with the United Jewish Appeal campaign in Canada, it was announced here. A student at the University of Alberta and a member of Young Judea and Aleph Zadek Aleph, junior section of B’nai B’rith, he will get a free trip to Palestine and return.

Cooper wrote his essay in Hebrew. His subject was, “Will Palestine Solve the Problem of Jewry or Judaism?”

The second prize, a golden book certificate, goes to S. H. Abramson of Montreal, member of Young Judea, whose subject was, “Jews and Arabs—An Attempt at a Solution.”


The third prize, a special copy of Bialik’s poems, was won by Morton Wilfred Bloomfield of Montreal, a student at McGill University, president of the Maccabaean Circle, who wrote on “The New Jewish Ideology as a Factory of Jewish Life in Western Countries.”

The following are listed for honorable mention in the senior division in the order in which they appear: Ben Z. Steindel of Winnipeg, Man.; Philip Stuchen of Kingston, Ont.; Bert Loeb of Ottawa, Ont.; Molly Lyons of Tisdale, Sask.; Jack Orenstein of Toronton, Ont., and Harold Rome of Vancouver, B. C.

The judges’ committee consisted of Mrs. B. M. Alexandor, chairman; Rabbi J. L. Zlotnik, Abraham Klein and Mrs. Ariel Bension.


The local committees in each community selected prize winners in the intermediate and junior divisions of the contest. Each prize winner will receive a copy of Bialik’s poems. The successful contestants are:

Montreal, intermediate, I. Pollack; junior, Jennie Kaplan; honorable mention, Clarice Isenberg.

Winnipeg, intermediate, Lottie Levin; junior, Abraham Yanovsky.

Halifax, junior, Yetta Glick.

St. John, intermediate, Edith Babb; junior, Samuel Margolian; honorable mention, Judith Babb.

Saskatoon, intermediate, Violet Filer; junior, Nathan Kabaker.

Regina, intermediate, Nathan Hnarbuch.

Estevan, intermediate, Barney Ross.

Sudbury, intermediate, Malca Moses.

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