J.I. Segal Awards

The J.I. Segal Awards celebrate its 50th anniversary this year! Come out to the awards gala which will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm! It will take place at The Jewish Public Library in Montreal!

The categories this year included Yiddish Literature, Hebrew Literature, Poetry, and much more!

The 2018 J.I. Segal winners are:

Dr. Hirsh and Dvora Rosenfeld Award for Yiddish Literature – co-winners

Velvl Chernin, Michael Felsenbaum, Valery Dymshits, Dov-Ber Kerler (editors)
A ring: Antologye: Yidishe poezye – der nokhn-ḥurbn-dor (A Link: Anthology: Yiddish Poetry – The Post-Holocaust-Generation)

(Natsyonaler insṭants far Yidisher ḳulṭur – Israeli National Authority for Yiddish Culture, 2017)

Dr. Hirsh and Dvora Rosenfeld Award for Yiddish Literature – co-winner

Ber Kotlerman
Der sod fun vayse bern (The Secret of Polar Bears)

(Natsyonaler insṭants far Yidisher ḳulṭur – Israeli National Authority for Yiddish Culture, 2017)

Dr. Hirsh and Dvora Rosenfeld Award for Hebrew Literature

Ehud Diskin
בירושלים בודד זאב

 (Lone Wolf in Jerusalem)
(Miskal – Yedioth Ahronoth Books, 2016)

Mona Elaine Adilman English Fiction and Poetry Award on a Jewish Theme

Ariela Freedman
Arabic For Beginners

(Linda Leith Publishing, 2017)

English Non-Fiction Award on a Jewish Theme

Daniel Kupfert Heller
Jabotinsky’s Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism

(Princeton University Press, 2017)

Shulamis Yelin Award for French Literature on a Jewish Theme

Olga Hazan
Stratégies figuratives dans l’art juif

(Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2017)

Rosa and the late David Finestone Canadian Jewish Studies Award for Best Book in English or French

Pierre Anctil
Histoire des Juifs du Québec

(Les Éditions du Boréal, 2017)

Concordia University Azrieli Institute Award for Best Book in Israel Studies in English or French

Noam Zadoff
Gershom Scholem: From Berlin to Jerusalem and Back

(Brandeis University Press, 2017)

Translation Award for a Book on a Jewish Theme

Vivian Felsen
The Vale of Tears by Rabbi Pinchas Hirschsprung, translated from the Yiddish

(The Azrieli Foundation, 2016)

Michael Moskovitz Award for a Film on a Jewish Theme

Edith Jorisch
L’Héritier (The Heir)

(Sylvie Tremblay, DATSIT Studio Inc., 2016)

Yaacov Zipper Award in Education

(not awarded this year)

Visit the Awards site for more!

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