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Leonard Bernstein Wins Award for Role in American Jewish Culture

March 18, 1966
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Leonard Bernstein, music director of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Society, has been named a winner of one of the three 1966 Frank L. Weil Awards, given biennially by the National Jewish Welfare Board for distinguished contribution in its three major fields of work. Mr. Bernstein was voted the award “for distinguished contribution to the advancement of American Jewish culture.”

The other two 1966 winners are Alan J. Altheimer, Chicago civic leader and a JWB vice-president, who will receive the award “for distinguished contribution to the advancement of the Jewish Community Center field,” and Mrs. Louis Ginzberg, New York, who is being cited “for distinguished contribution to the welfare of Jewish personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces. ” The bronze medallions and scrolls emblematic of the awards will be presented next month at the banquet session of JWB’s Biennial Convention.

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