HONORING EXCELLENCE

NURTURING TALENT

CREATING A COMMUNITY FOR JEWISH LITERATURE

 
Matti Friedman and Nicole Krauss in Conversation

2022 WINNER

Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure

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FINALIST

MISKAL-YEDIOTH

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MARINER BOOKS

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FINALIST

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

 

TRANSLATION FINALIST

From Africa to Zion | המסע לא תם

 

"Make your bookshelves
your companions" 

-Judah Ibn Tibbon-

SAMI ROHR PRIZE FOR JEWISH LITERATURE

INAUGURATED IN 2007 BY THE ROHR FAMILY

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The Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature honors the legacy of Sami Rohr z”l, who enjoyed a lifelong love of Jewish learning and great books.

As the premier award of its kind, the annual prize recognizes the unique role of contemporary writers in the examination and transmission of the Jewish experience. The $100,000 prize is presented to an emerging writer who demonstrates the potential for continued contribution to the world of Jewish literature.

Finalists and winners of monetary prizes become Fellows in the Sami Rohr Jewish Literary Institute. Past winners have acknowledged the impact of the Prize on their careers and professional pursuits.

 

AROUND THE WORLD WITH SRP

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ELISA ALBERT

Human Blues

Starred review in

Publishers Weekly

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ABIGAIL POGREBIN

What Everyone's

Talking About

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PAMELA NADELL

Understanding Henrietta Szold: New Insights

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ADAM KIRSCH

New book

Out on May 31

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DALIA ROSENFELD

New short story
"The Yiddish Lesson"
in Tablet Magazine

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ARI KELMAN

Appointed Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost UC Davis

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MATTHEW LEVITT

Newly appointed 2021-2022 Andrew H. Siegel Professor in American Middle Eastern Foreign Policy at Georgetown's Center for Jewish Civilization

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ABIGAIL POGREBIN

In conversation with
Jonathan Greenblatt

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MIKHAL DEKEL

UN Outreach Programme

on the Holocaust

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JONATHAN SARNA

Hiddushim: Celebrating Hebrew College’s Centennial Edited with Michael Fishbane and Arthur Green

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MATTI FRIEDMAN

New book 
Out on March 29

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MIKHAL DEKEL

Now available in paperback

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MATTI FRIEDMAN

Cover story for
Smithsonian Magazine

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ADAM KIRSCH

Now available

in paperback

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JAMES LOEFFLER

"Charlottesville Was Only a Preview"  The Atlantic

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NESSA RAPOPORT

"Mourning & Evening"
February 28
Jewish Book Week

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MATTI FRIEDMAN

NICOLE KRAUSS

In conversation 

Who By Fire

May 23

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DANIEL TORDAY

New book

Available for pre-order

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GAL BECKERMAN

"Incubating Ideas"
In conversation with
Raquel Ukeles of NLI

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WILLIAM DAROFF

Video conference with Ukraine's President Zelensk

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REBECCA GOLDSTEIN

Videobook on philosophy
and so much more

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AVIYA KUSHNER
Received an NEA grant for
translation of Yudit Shahar poetry

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STUART NADLER

Bennington Writers Readers
January 6 at 7 PM

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JOSH LAMBERT

On Jewish fiction

in Jewish Currents

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AYELET TSABARI

Featured writer Jewish Heritage Month

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JONATHAN SARNA

First speaker in a 4-part series exploring antisemitism March 24

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SARA HIRSCHHORN

Guest speaker at Denison Hosted by Margot Singer

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YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI

In Conversation with Hillel Halkin on A Complicated Jew Beit Avi Chai

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LISA MOSES LEFF AND SARAH ABREVAYA STEIN Looting, Loss and Recovery: Virtual Symposium The Jewish Museum's YouTube Channel

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JULIE ORRINGER

Review of Mala's Cat: A Memoir of Survival in World War II NYT Book Review

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DANIEL TORDAY 

Master class on
Sentence writing

 
 

CONTACT

Debra Goldberg, Director:

T. +1-516-548-3921  M. +972-52-333-8095  |  F. +972-9-744-1180  |  debra@samirohrprize.org

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