HONORING EXCELLENCE

NURTURING TALENT

CREATING A COMMUNITY FOR JEWISH LITERATURE

 
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2021 WINNER

Sami Rohr Inspiration Award for Fiction

Watch Award Ceremony

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DOUBLEDAY

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W.W. NORTON & COMPANY

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W.W. NORTON & COMPANY

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HARPER

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HARPER

"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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SRP FELLOWS READ FROM THEIR LATEST WORKS

2021 SRP Fall Writers Showcase

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MIKHAL DEKEL

Tehran Children

now available
in paperback

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RUTH FRANKLIN

Essay on "The Lucky Ones" with a review of Tehran Children The New York Review

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AYELET TSABARI

Discussed her memoir with Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies at UCLA

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PAMELA NADELL

WNET panel discussion "Confronting Conspiracies  and Disinformation"

September 30 at 7 pm

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GAL BECKERMAN

The Quiet Before: On the Unexpected Origins of Radical Ideas is now available for pre-order

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IDRA NOVEY

Wrote a new short story,
"The Glacier", 
 for the 
The Yale Review 

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RUTH FRANKLIN

Wrote about‭ "‬What We Lose When Only Men Write About Men‭" ‬for The New York Times‭

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ADAM KIRSCH AND
AVIYA KUSHNER

In conversation

Brooklyn Book Festival October 4 at 2 pm

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AVIYA KUSHNER

New poetry collection Wolf Lamb Bomb was named new & noteworthy by The New York Times

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MATTI FRIEDMAN

Reviewed Reeves Weideman's "Billion Dollar Loser" for JRB

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YEHUDA MIRSKY

Spoke at the Am Olam Conference hosted by
Makor Rishon

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NESSA RAPOPORT
AND MATTIE KAHN

Paperback launch of Evening October 5 at 7 pm

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MATTI FRIEDMAN 

On Malka Haas's revolutionary educational approach for The Atlantic 

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LILA CORWIN BERMAN

 "The American Jewish Philanthropic Complex" reviewed in The Jewish Currents

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EVAN FALLENBERG

Mourns the loss of his Arabesque Hotel in Acre‭ ‬

 
 

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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