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.

Awards are pre­sent­ed in over eigh­teen cat­e­gories, and the win­ning authors are cel­e­brat­ed at an annu­al gala in the year fol­low­ing the pub­li­ca­tion of the books under con­sid­er­a­tion. Past notable win­ners include Chaim Grade, Deb­o­rah Lip­stadt, Bernard Mala­mud, Michael Oren, Chaim Potok, Philip Roth, Elie Wiesel, Jonathan Safran Foer, Deb­o­rah Dash Moore, and Sandy Eisen­berg Sasso.

2022 Sub­mis­sions Are Closed

2022 Winners

Men­tor­ship Award
Ellen Frankel

2022 Judges

Mar­jorie Agosin

Mich­lean Amir

Adi­na Applebaum

Yaron Ayalon

Nan­cy Bachrach

Rachel Baren­baum

Judith Baskin

Aman­da Beck­en­stein Mbuvi

Gal Beck­er­man

Ruth Behar

Dr. Elis­sa Bemporad

Kazia Berkley-Cramer 

Elisa Spun­gen Bildner

Mijal Bit­ton

Joan Bright

Tra­cy Brown

Susan Caller

Ezra Cap­pell

Rab­bi Carie Carter

Rena Cit­rin

Joshua Cohen

Seth Cohen

Dani Col­man

Miran­da Cooper

Alli­son Davis

Deb­o­rah Davis

Rachel DeWoskin

Zev Eleff

Adam Eli

Marc Michael Epstein

Jonathan Fass

David Fish­man

Ruth Franklin

Jane Ger­ber

Gabriel­la Gershenson

Geri Gin­dea

Ari Gof­man

Dar­ra Goldstein

Joy Green­berg

Blu Green­berg

Max Gross

Bon­nie Gurewitsch

Eli Havivi

Car­o­livia Herron

Wayne Hoff­man

Jor­dana Horn Gordon

Rita Jacobs

Pati Jinich

Alan Kadish

Sar­it Kat­tan Gribetz

Marc Katz

Sharon Keller

Rebec­ca Kobrin

Rachel Kran­son

Carmel Krauss

Aviya Kush­n­er

Faye Lan­des

Fred Lazin

Lisa Moses Leff

Lin­da Levi

Fred Lev­ick

Sheri Levin

Judith Lieber­man

Tara Lynn Masih

Karen Med­wed

Sami­ra Mehta

Eri­ka Meitner

Rich Michel­son

Joshua Mikutis

Deb­by Miller

Yair Mitzk­er

Karen Moss

Devin Naar

Bev­er­ly Nadel

Pam Nadell

Jeff Oliv­er

Amy Oringel

Lio­ra Ostroff

Avi­noam Patt

Dr. Han­nah Pressman

Deb­o­rah Rabner

Ethel Rackin

Dana Rauch­er

Yael Raviv

Haim O. Rechnitzer

Isabelle Rohr

Judith Rosen­baum

Matthue Roth

Jonathan Sar­na

Jason Schnei­der­man

Rachel Schultz

Lacey Schwartz

Amir Sha­viv

Karen Shawn

Lisa Sil­ver­man

Lil­ian Stern

Claire Sufrin

Cathy Suss­man

Shel­by Tauber

Mag­da Teter

Susan Tour­ial

Tevi Troy

Mike Uram

Dov Weiss

Jane Weitz­man

Lenore Weitz­man

Alan Wiener

Evan Wolken­stein

Jef­frey Yoskowitz

Maayan Zik

Etta Zim­mer­man

Nam­ing Opportunities

There are nam­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties for the fol­low­ing award categories

  • Mid­dle Grade Literature
  • Visu­al Arts
  • Young Adult Literature

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about nam­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties call Nao­mi Fire­stone-Teeter at (212) 2012921.