2010 National Jewish Book Awards Announced

The Jewish Book Council crowned Gal Beckerman’s “When They Come For Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry” the Jewish Book of the Year today, as it also named winners in 15 other categories for the 2010 National Jewish Book Awards.

A gala award ceremony will be held on March 9 at the Center for Jewish History in Manhattan to honor this year’s winners. Masters of ceremony for the event are Ari. L. Goldman, author and professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Alana Newhouse, editor-in-chief of Tablet Magazine.

The complete list of award winners is as follows:

Everett Family Foundation
Jewish Book of the Year Award

When They Come For Us, We’ll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Gal Beckerman

Jewish Book Council
IMPACT Award

Harold Grinspoon

Jewish Book Council
Lifetime Achievement Award

Cynthia Ozick

American Jewish Studies
Celebrate 350 Award
Winner:

The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson (Princeton University Press)
Samuel Heilman and Menachem Friedman

Finalist:

Jewish Bialystok and Its Diaspora (Indiana University Press)
Rebecca Kobrin

Anthologies and Collections
Winner:

The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture (Cambridge University Press)
Judith R. Baskin and Kenneth Seeskin, eds.

Finalists:

Promised Lands: New Jewish American Fiction on Longing and Belonging (Brandeis University Press/UPNE)
Derek Rubin, ed.

Jewish Cultural Studies, Volume 2, Jews at Home: The Domestication of Identity (The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization)
Simon J. Bronner, ed.

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