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2020 Contest Winners: “The Best Undergraduate Paper in Jewish Studies” and “The Miriam Halachmi Prize for Excellence in Modern Hebrew”

May. 5, 2020—The Best Undergraduate Paper in Jewish Studies 1st place: Jake Nicastro, “The Changing Southern Jewish Lifestyle in Virginia” (submission from JS 2230W, “American Jews in Southern Life and Literature,” taught by Adam S. Meyer) Honorable mention: Carly Stewart, “Anzia Yezireska and the Hollywood Ending”...

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6th Annual Essay Contest winner: Maya Sandel

Jun. 24, 2019—Maya Sandel has been named the winner of this year’s sixth annual Jewish Studies Essay Competition for her paper “The Credibility of Jewish Activists in the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter Movements.”  This essay was originally composed for Prof....

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2019 Essay Contest Announced

Apr. 10, 2019—Download the Essay Contest Form

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