Katz Center Fellows Shine in the National Jewish Book Awards
February 7, 2023
The Jewish Book Council recently announced the winners and finalists of the 2022 National Jewish Book Awards, with many Katz Center scholars included among them.
Four current and past Katz Center fellows won top honors:
- Coauthors Nomi M. Stolzenberg and David N. Myers were awarded in the American Jewish Studies category for American Shtetl: The Making of Kiryas Joel, a Hasidic Village in Upstate New York.
- In the History category An Unchosen People: Jewish Political Reckoning in Interwar Poland by Kenneth B. Moss won first place.
- Elisheva Baumgarten won in the Women’s Studies category for Biblical Women and Jewish Daily Life in the Middle Ages.
In addition, four Katz Center fellows and affiliated scholars were recognized as finalists:
- Adam D. Mendelsohn’s recent book Jewish Soldiers in the Civil War: The Union Army stood out in the American Jewish Studies category.
- In Hitler's Munich: Jews, the Revolution, and the Rise of Nazism, by Michael Brenner was a runner-up in the History category.
- Jessica Marglin was a finalist in the History category for The Shamama Case: Contesting Citizenship across the Modern Mediterranean.
- Daniel J. Lasker was recognized in the Scholarship category for Karaism: An Introduction to the Oldest Surviving Alternative Judaism.
- In the Sephardic Culture category Joseph Sassoon was honored for his The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire.