73rd Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award Celebration

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Bohemi­an Nation­al Hall

Join Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and the win­ners of the 73rd Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards as we cel­e­brate their accomplishments! 

The cel­e­bra­tion will fea­ture remarks from a selec­tion of the 73rd win­ners in addi­tion to spe­cial guests of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. Each tick­et sup­ports Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s efforts to enrich, edu­cate, and strength­en the com­mu­ni­ty through lit­er­a­ture. Pur­chase tick­ets here. To pay with a check, please email Evie Saphire-Bern­stein at evie@​jewishbooks.​org

We can’t wait to see you there! This cel­e­bra­tion will include a strolling sup­per (sta­tions and passed hors d’oeu­vres), fol­lowed by a seat­ed awards pre­sen­ta­tion and dessert reception.

The cer­e­mo­ny will be host­ed by authors Ali­son Rose Green­berg and Bess Kalb.

For lead­er­ship and cor­po­rate spon­sor­ship infor­ma­tion for the 73rd Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award cel­e­bra­tion event, please con­tact evie@​jewishbooks.​org.

73rd Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award Winners

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. Learn more about the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards here.

Jew­ish Book Coun­cil is a non­prof­it ded­i­cat­ed to pro­mot­ing the read­ing, writ­ing, and pub­lish­ing of Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture. Engag­ing and edu­cat­ing authors and read­ers across the globe, Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s goal is to enrich the con­nec­tion to Jew­ish life and iden­ti­ty through lit­er­a­ture and to cre­ate con­ver­sa­tions with gen­er­a­tions of read­ers across our Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ties. Read more about Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and its pro­grams and resources here.

Cer­e­mo­ny Hosts

Ali­son Rose Green­berg is a screen­writer and the author of Maybe Once, Maybe Twice and Bad Luck Brides­maid. She lives in Atlanta but is quick to say she was born in New York City, as any nice Jew­ish girl would be. While attend­ing the Uni­ver­si­ty of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, Ali­son took her first screen­writ­ing class and fell head over heels. A jour­ney from writ­ing led to mar­ket­ing jobs, before com­ing full-cir­cle back to her first love. Ali­son speaks flu­ent rom-com, lives for 90’s WB dra­mas, cries to Tay­lor Swift, and is a proud sin­gle mom to her two incred­i­ble kids, two cats, and one poor­ly-trained dog.

Bess Kalb is an Emmy-nom­i­nat­ed com­e­dy writer and the best­selling author of Nobody Will Tell You This But Me, a New York Times Editor’s Choice. She wrote for eight years on Jim­my Kim­mel Live! and has writ­ten for the Emmy Awards, the Acad­e­my Awards, and the 2020 Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion. She is the head writer and exec­u­tive pro­duc­er of the WGA Award-nom­i­nat­ed Year­ly Depart­ed, an Ama­zon Com­e­dy Spe­cial, and is cur­rent­ly adapt­ing Nobody Will Tell You This But Me into a fea­ture film with Sight Unseen Pic­tures. She lives with her hus­band and two chil­dren in New York.

Event Spon­sors

A spe­cial thank you to our spon­sors for their gen­er­ous sup­port of the 73rd Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award Celebration:

Books” Pre­sent­ing Spon­sors

Elisa Spun­gen Bild­ner and Rob Bild­ner
Joy and Alan Green­berg
Deb­by and Ken Miller
Jane and Stu­art Weitzman

Words” Spon­sor

Stacey and Mark Levy

Jew­ish Book Coun­cil was excit­ed to part­ner with Char­i­ty­buzz to offer an exclu­sive pack­age in cel­e­bra­tion of the 73rd Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards: one lucky bid­der received VIP tick­ets to our cel­e­bra­tion event along with a signed copy of the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award-win­ning nov­el, The Weight of Ink (Rachel Kadish, 2017) and an exclu­sive, per­son­al­ized let­ter from the author.

Pur­chase an Ad for the 73rd Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards Din­ner Dig­i­tal Pro­gram Book

Do you want to wish your fam­i­ly mem­ber, friend, or col­league a con­grat­u­la­tions on their 73rd Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award win? Pur­chase an ad in the dig­i­tal pro­gram book for the cel­e­bra­tion today! To pur­chase an ad for the 73rd Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards cel­e­bra­tion, please email Evie at evie@​jewishbooks.​org. Specs for the ads are: 6″ w x 8“h, 300 DPI, include 1/4″ bleed, full col­or, and are $250.00 each.