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July 26, 1963 - Image 3

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1963-07-26

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WALTHAM, Mass. — High-
level communications specialists
from 21 countries will meet at
Brandeis University on Aug. 4
for a three-month seminar aimed
chiefly at guilding newly
emerged nations in the use of
television for education, com-
munity development and infor-
The second Multi - National
Communications Specialists Sem-
inar will be conducted by Bran-
deis' Morse Communication Re-
search Center in cooperation
with the U.S. State Department,
the principal sponsor.
Henry Morgenthau III of the
Research Center, director of the
seminar, said that the renewal
of the program is due to "the
great measure of success at-
tained during last year's under-
taking" and to "the headlong
development of television, par-
ticularly in many of the newer
The majority of the 27 tele-
vision and radio specialists par-
ticipating in the program will
come from newly emerged na-
tions in Africa and Asia where
television is either a fledgling
operation or still in the planning
The United States, England
and other nations where tele-
vision is more highly sophisti-
cated will be represented.

Undernourished Jewish
Children in Morocco
Will Be Aided by JDC

GENEV A.—A new project
developed by the Medical De-
partment of the Joint Distri-
bution Committee for under-
nourished Jewish children in
Morocco has just been adopted
by the Projects Committee of
the British Freedom-from-
Hunger Campaign, it was an-
nounced by Charles H. Jordan,
JDC director-general.
Up to $36,400 has been pledg-
ed toward the project by the
Central British Fund for Jew-
ish Relief and Rehabilitation
and by the British OSE (Jew-
ish Children's health agency).
The program's long-term goal
is to provide nutrition for in-
fants and young children up to
the age of three. JDC current-
ly maintains feeding programs
on behalf of some 24,500 chil-
dren over three in a country-
wide network of day care cen-
ters, schools and supplementary
feeding centers.

judges committee for the prize,
said during the presentation
ceremonies that the award also
commemorated the 13th year
since the introduction of
courses in modern Hebrew in
American universities, and the
15th anniversary of the first
attempt by an American uni-
versity to create a cultural
bridge between Israel and the
United States, in the form of
NYU's seminars in Israel.
He said the U. S. Government
deserved tribute for support of

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the NYU project which offered
American Christian professors
an opportunity to pursue Bible
study in Israel. A message from
Premier David Ben-Gurion ex-
pressed gratification that the
Institute, located in the city
with the largest Jewish com-
munity in the world, reveals
the deep appreciation of the
significance of the Hebrew

In another ceremony at the
President's residence, the Is-
raeli writer Haim Hazaz was
awarded an honorary doctorate
by the Jewish Theological Semi-
nary of America. President
Shazar was present at the cere-
mony in which Professor Saul
Lieberman, rector of the Semi-
nary, conferred the degree.

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Friday, July 26, 1963

Brandeis Hosts
Seminar on TV for
Emerging Nations

rael's foremost novelist, Shmuel
Yosef Agnon, was awarded the
Irving and Bertha Neuman
Award of New York University
for his book, "The Fire and the
Presentation of the $1,000
prize was made at the Hebrew
University here by Dr. James
McNaughton Hester, president
of New York University.
Prof. Abraham Katsh, head
of the NYU Institute of Jewish
Studies and a member of the


The auditorium of the Albert
Einstein Hospital, a Jewish-
sponsored non-sectarian insti-
tution, was dedicated here in
the presence of Dr. Arthur
Kornberg, American Nobe 1-
prize winning scientist, who de-
livered the first lecture in the
auditorium following the dedi-
cation ceremonies. The hospi-
tal, when completed, will in-
clude a 14-story building with
more than 25,000 square yards
of floor space.
Kornberg, who came here
with Mrs. Kornberg to take part
in the opening of the hospital
auditorium, was also guest of
honor at a dinner meeting at
the home of Cunha Bueno, a
Federal deputy, which was at-
tended by Dr. Adhemar de Bar-
ros, Governor of Sao Paulo, and
other senior government offi-
cials. Representatives of the
Israel Embassy and the Jewish
community were among the
guests. At the dinner, Kornberg
was presented with the Mare-
chal Rondon Medal.
Hospital officials announced
plans for holding two lectures
each year in the auditorium by
eminent scientists of interna-
tional repute. Baron Edmond
de Rothschild of Paris has do-
nated an ophthalmology de-
partment to the hospital, which
will be opened in November.

New York U. Literary Award Goes to Israeli Novelist Shmuel Agnon

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U.S. Scientist Opens
Auditorium at Einstein
Hospital in Brazil

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