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Announce Winners of National Playwriting Contest on Jewish Theme

May 2, 1944
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First prize in the national one-act playwriting contest on a Jewish theme sponsored by Aleph Zadik Aleph, B’nai B’rith youth organization, in cooperation with the Women’s Supreme Council of B’nai B’rith and the American Association for Jewish Education, has been awarded to Charles Backer, a teacher in the Wise Temple Religious School, Cincinnati, Ohio, for his play, “Pastor Knoll,” it was announced today by Julius Bisno, executive director of AZA.

Second prize want to Rabbi Louis I. Newman, of Temple Rodeph Sholom, New York, for his play, “The Pangs of the Messiah.” Private Harold Franklin, New York, former staff member of the Eastern Regional office of the Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, was voted third prize. First prize was $150 in war bonds. Second prize was a $100 bond and third prize was a $50 bond.

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