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Award Winners in Jewish Studies

Each year students in Jewish Studies earn awards, fellowships, and other forms of recognition. The Chicago Center for Jewish Studies grants thousands of dollars in research and travel grants, dissertation year fellowships, and essay awards. The Center also nominates students to teach at the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.

Congratulations to all the winners in the following categories!

Dissertation Year Fellows

2014-15

Jessica Andruss

Nathan Mastnjak

Shayna Zamkanei

Alexandra Zirkle

2013-14

Chaim Neria

Samuel Boyd

2012-13

James Jacobson Maisels

Samuel Brody (Cohen Family Fellowship)

2010-11

Dov Weiss

Tupac Cruz

Heather Miller Rubens

Rachel Seelig

Travel Grant Recipients

2014–15

Anna Band

Aidan Beatty

Dreyton Benner

Tracey Jones

Ilana Miller

Yonatan Shemesh

Sam Shonkoff

Jeremy Siegman

2013-14

Jessica Andruss

Joshua Connor

Yaqub Hilal

Ruchama Johnston-Bloom

Alexandra Zirkle

2012-13

Jessica Andruss

Shayna Zamkanei

Aidan Beatty

Jordan Skornik

Ori Yehudai

Erik Dreff

Katharine Pflaum

Joela Zeller

2011-12

Ori Yehudai

Rachel Feinmark

Lillian Wohl

Uri Shachar

Ruchama Johnston-Bloom

Jordan Skornik

Samuel Brody

Natalie Belsky

Joela Zeller

Jessica Andruss

Meredith Aska McBride

David Wollenberg

Graham School Nominees

2015

Sam Shonkoff

2014

Aidan J. Beatty

Alexandra Zirkle

2013

Joela Zeller

Natalie Belsky

Jessica Andruss

2012

David Gottlieb

Undergraduate Essay Winners

2013-14

Jonathan P. Katz, best B.A. thesis in Jewish Studies

Grace Gleason, best essay in Jewish Studies

2012-13

Dory Fox, best B.A. thesis in Jewish Studies

Jonathon Catlin, best essay in Jewish Studies

2011-12

Ethan Schwartz, best B.A. thesis in Jewish Studies

Dory Fox, best essay in Jewish Studies

2010-11

Maura Jayne DeBattista

2009-10

Miriam Englander

Samuel Casper

Other Prizes and Awards

Congratulations to the following Jewish Studies students:

Ethan Schwartz      

The 2012 Millard Pierce Binyon Memorial Prize for Distinction in Humanistic Pursuits in the College Community

Michael Figueroa

The 2012 Targum Shlishi Grant for Dissertations in Jewish Studies

Jonathon Catlin

Honorable Mention in the Jewish Theological Seminary 2013 JTS Excellence in Jewish Studies competition

Second place in the Jewish Theological Seminary 2014 JTS Excellence in Jewish Studies competition