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67th Annual National Jewish Book Awards Dinner and Ceremony

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The 2017 winners will be presented at the 67th Annual National Jewish Book Awards dinner and ceremony.

The host for the 2017 celebration dinner is Sloane Crosley, the author of Look Alive Out There (April 2018), I Was Told There’d Be Cake (2008), How Did You Get This Number (2010), and The Clasp (2015). Read more about Sloane and her work here.

The National Jewish Book Awards is the longest-running Jewish book awards program in North America and is recognized as the most prestigious. The awards, presented by category, are designed to give recognition to outstanding books, to stimulate writers to further literary creativity, and to encourage the reading of worthwhile titles. Jewish books are critical to our survival as an educated Jewish people.

Through the National Jewish Book Awards and its many other programs, Jewish Book Councils aims to encourage the writing of Jewish literature, connect readers to Jewish books, and create platforms and resources to discuss those works as in book clubs, salons, and as a larger community.

Tickets to the celebration dinner can be purchased through February 24, 2018.

Kindly consider a gift at the Benefactor level to support Jewish Book Council in its year-round efforts to enrich Jewish communities through the literary arts.

Business attire. Jewish dietary laws strictly observed.

This year's winners include:

  • Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel by Francine Klagsbrun (Schocken Books) - Everett Family Foundation Book of the Year Award
  • A Horse Walks Into a Bar by David Grossman and translated by Jessica Cohen (Alfred A. Knopf) - JJ Greenberg Memorial Award in Fiction
  • The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis by David Fishman (ForeEdge, an imprint of University Press of New England) - The Holocaust Book Award in Memory of Ernest W. Michel
  • The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) - The Miller Family Book Club Award in Memory of Helen Dunn Weinstein and June Keit Miller
  • Waiting for the Light by Alicia Suskin Ostriker (University of Pittsburgh Press) - Berru Award for Poetry in Memory of Ruth and Bernie Weinflash
  • Gary Rosenblatt - Carolyn Starman Hessel Mentorship Award
  • Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America by Shari Rubin (NYU Press) - Celebrate 350 American Jewish Studies Award
  • The Choice: Embrace the Possible, a Memoir by Dr. Edith Eva Eger (Scribner) - The Krauss Family Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir Award in Memory of Simon & Shulamith (Sofi) Goldberg
  • The Language of Angels: A Story About the Reinvention of Hebrew by Richard Michelson and illustrated by Karla Gudeon (Charlesbridge Publishing) - Children's Literature Award
  • The Torah of Music: Reflections on a Tradition of Singing and Song by Joey Weisberg (Hadar Press) - Myra H. Kraft Memorial Award in Contemporary Jewish Life and Practice
  • Barren Island by Carol Zoref (New Issues Poetry & Prose/Western Michigan University) - The Goldberg Prize for Debut Fiction
  • The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age by Steven Weitzman (Princeton University Press) - Jewish Education and Identity Award In Memory of Dorothy Kripke
  • The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth Century Court Jew by Yair Mintzker (Princeton University Press) - Gerrard and Ella Berman Memorial Award in History
  • Consumer Culture and the Making of Modern Jewish Identity by Gideon Reuveni (Cambridge University Press) - Dorot Foundation Award Modern Jewish Thought and Experience in Memory of Joy Ungerleider Mayerson
  • Pious Irreverence: Confronting God in Rabbinic Judaism by Dov Weiss (University of Pennsylvania Press) - Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award in Scholarship
  • Across Legal Lines: Jews and Muslims in Modern Morocco by Jessica Marglin (Yale University Press) - Mimi S. Frank Sephardic Culture Award in Memory of Becky Levy
  • Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art Irvin Ungar (D Giles Limited, London, in association with Historicana and The Arthur Szyk Society) - Visual Arts
  • Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture by Eve Krakowski (Princeton University Press) - Barbara Dobkin Award for Women's Studies
  • Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906 by Ellie R. Schainker (Stanford University Press) - The JDC-Herbert Katzki Award for Writing Based on Archival Material
  • Refugee by Alan Gratz (Scholastic) - Young Adult

More information on the twenty categories of National Jewish Book Award winners can be found HERE.

History: The National Jewish Book Awards program began in 1950, when the Jewish Book Council presented awards to authors of Jewish books at its annual meeting. Past notable literary winners include Chaim Grade, Deborah Lipstadt, Bernard Malamud, Michael Oren, Chaim Potok, Philip Roth, Elie Wiesel, Jonathan Safran Foer, Deborah Dash Moore, and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso.

Jewish Book Council is a 501 (c) 3 organization. Your purchase supports its year-round efforts to educate and enrich the Jewish community through Jewish literature.

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