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The annual award, administered by the S.F.-based Jewish Community Federation's Endowment Fund and supplied by a fund established by friends of Bernard Osher, recognizes the efforts of an individual or organization striving for excellence in a cultural endeavor.

The award provides Bayview Opera House with a $7,500 cash prize and Frazier with a $5,000 honorarium.

Adath Israel hosts Bar Ilan professor

Political scientist Paul Eidelberg will speak on "How Democracy in Israel is leading to Tyranny: a Constitutional Solution" at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Adath Israel, 1851 Noriega St., S.F.

Eidelberg is a professor at Israel's Bar Ilan University, and the author of five books on the Arab-Israel conflict and on Judaism.

For information about the lecture, call Helene Klein at (415) 681-1326.

Panama Canal trip set for December

Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring's Travel Program plans a nine-day Panama Canal cruise Dec. 3 through 11 aboard Royal Odyssey.

The trip includes a Yiddish workshop. For information, call (800) WC-CALL-US, extension 271.