HONORING EXCELLENCE

NURTURING TALENT

CREATING A COMMUNITY FOR JEWISH LITERATURE

 

WATCH THE 16TH ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY

2022 NONFICTION

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Danny Adeno Abebe

FINALIST

MISKAL-YEDIOTH

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Menachem Kaiser

WINNER

MARINER BOOKS

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Eylon Levy

TRANSLATION FINALIST

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Ayala Fader

FINALIST

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS

 
 

"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.

 

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

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ERIKA DREIFUS

Republishing of "HomeComings" in Moment magazine on the 50th anniversary of the Munich Massacre

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SARAH HURWITZ

Reflections for the New Year September 18 at the Tucson J

 

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BEN LERNER

New poem

The New York Review

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JAMES LOEFFLER

"Antisemitism and Genocide: Theorizing the Connection in Raphael Lemkin's Thought"

 

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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

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PAMELA NADELL

Israel book launch for the Hebrew translation of America's Jewish Women:

A History from Colonial Times to Today 

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JOSH LAMBERT

New book released by

Yale University Press 

The Literary Mafia: Jews, Publishing, and Postwar American Literature 

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BORIS FISHMAN

On human rights activists from Kyiv to Brooklyn

 

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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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AYELET TSABARI

New story in Tablet

Anger management in Vancouver 

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PAMELA NADELL

Is the Jewish ‘Golden Age Over?” Debated Bret Stephenson on the issue of the Jewish future

 

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ABIGAIL POGREBIN

How the Yiddish ‘Fiddler’ changed an actor’s life

 

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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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SANA KRASIKOV

New story in The New Yorker

 

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YOSSI KLEIN HALEVI

In conversation with Doniel Hartman and Elana Stein Hain The role of truth in Israeli politics

 

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BENJAMIN BALINT

Review of I.B. Singer lost essays collected in Old Truths and New Cliches

 

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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 poetr

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STUART NADLER

Bennington Writers Readers
January 6 at 7 PM

 

 
 

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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