B’nai B’rith Magazine presents information and analysis on topics of interest and concern to the international Jewish community; insight into issues not yet on the radar screen; and news about current and future B’nai B’rith International endeavors.
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B’nai B’rith Magazine Winter 2022: Features
The Simon Rockower Jewish Journalism Awards, presented annually by the American Jewish Press Association, recognize the best in Jewish journalism. Read some of our award-winning stories below.
Tooting Our Own Horn: Rockower Wins for 2021 issue of B’nai B’rith Magazine
You are reading the Award-Winning B’nai B’rith Magazine! We won THREE American Jewish Press Association Rockower Awards for journalistic excellence for stories published in 2021. These wins are just the latest in a long line of professional recognition for the unique, well-reported stories you expect from us.
We earned a First Place Award for Excellence in Writing About Food and Wine for our story “In Search of Kreplach: more than Just Jewish Ravioli” by Kenneth D. Ackerman and Alice Chezar. The Judges noted: “This wonderfully written piece has it all: Jewish history and tradition, a broader sense of the place of comfort foods in all cuisines, and a personal adventure: the arduous task of fine tuning the recipe and mastering the techniques of making kreplach. All told with humor and tremendous warmth.”
Our story “Israel’s Golden Age of TV” by Dina Kraft was doubly recognized, winning a 2nd place Award for Excellence in Feature Writing AND a 2nd place Award for Excellence in News and Features — Reporting.
On June 24, 2021, our fascinating B’nai B’rith Magazine cover story won two prestigious Rockower Awards for journalism! Beryl Lieff Benderly’s feature, “Secret Shabbes: How the ‘Sabbath Delight’ Hid an Astonishing Archive,” tells how a brave and dedicated group of Jews chronicled the atrocities in the Warsaw Ghetto.
The judges noted: “This is a sad, moving, and graceful story that pays homage to true visionaries and their heroic acts.”
Thank you to the American Jewish Press Association for recognizing “Secret Shabbes” in TWO categories: an Honorable Mention Award for Excellence in Feature Writing AND a Second Place Award for Excellence in Writing About Jewish Heritage and Jewish Peoplehood in Europe.
We also interviewed Benderly on our Conversations series with our CEO Dan Mariaschin. Check it out!
B’nai B’rith Magazine has again won a prestigious Rockower Award for Journalism Excellence from the American Jewish Press Association.
We earned a 2nd prize in the category:
Foundation of Ethnic Understanding Award for Excellence in Interfaith Relations Reporting.
“The Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom: Finding Common Ground” by Miranda Spivack
First Place Award for Journalistic Excellence in Writing about Heath Care:
Rita Rubin, “Jewish Genetics: To Test or Not to Test? That is the Question — And the Answer”
Second Place Award for Journalistic Excellence in Covering Zionism, Aliyah and Israel:
Michele Chabin, “People Are Dying to Get In, but Israeli Cemeteries Are Running Out of Space”
First Place Award for Journalistic Excellence in American Jewish History:
Kenneth Ackerman, “Trotsky in New York, 1917: A Reluctant Jew in a Jewish City”
Second Place Award for Excellence in Writing about Jewish Heritage and Jewish Peoplehood in Europe:
Rita Rubin, “House of Memories: From Generation to Generation”