Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards

Inau­gu­rat­ed in 1950, the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards is the longest-run­ning North Amer­i­can awards pro­gram of its kind and is rec­og­nized as the most pres­ti­gious. The Awards are intend­ed to rec­og­nize authors, and encour­age read­ing, of out­stand­ing Eng­lish-lan­guage books of Jew­ish interest.

2018 Winners

Sami Rohr Prize for Jew­ish Literature

In 2006, in cel­e­bra­tion of Sami Rohr’s eight­i­eth birth­day, his chil­dren and grand­chil­dren inau­gu­rat­ed the Sami Rohr Prize for Jew­ish Lit­er­a­ture to hon­or his life­long love of Jew­ish books. This annu­al prize rec­og­nizes the unique role of con­tem­po­rary writ­ers in the trans­mis­sion and exam­i­na­tion of the Jew­ish experience.