J.I. Segal Awards

The J.I. Segal Awards Gala of the Jewish Public Library were given out November 12, 2014. The Gala honoured the winners of awards in various categories for their creative work on Jewish themes and their contributions to Jewish Education. These prestigious awards are handed out biennially and were established in 1968 to honour the memory of the great Canadian Yiddish poet, J.I. Segal. This year’s gala also commemorates the 60th anniversary of J.I. Segal’s passing.

This year’s winners are:

The Crooked Maid by Dan VyletaMona Elaine Adilman English Fiction and Poetry Award on a Jewish Theme:
The Crooked Maid by Dan Vyleta

Shulamis Yelin French Literature Award on a Jewish Theme:
Vieillesse et Engendrements by Perla Serfaty Garzon

Rosa and the late David Finestone Canadian Jewish Studies Award for Best Book in English or French:
Joe Salsberg: A Life of Commitment by Gerald Tulchinsky

Dr. Hirsch & Dvora Rosenfeld Award for Yiddish & Hebrew Literature:
Lamed-Vovnikes Fun Mayn Zikorn by Boris Sandler

Translation Award for a Book on a Jewish Theme:
The First Jews in North America by Denis Vageois. Translated by Käthe Roth

Sara and Irwin Tauben English Non-Fiction Award on a Jewish Theme:
Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight Against Zionism as Racism by Gil Troy

Michael Moskovitz Award for a Film on a Jewish Theme:
Beautifully Broken by Vladimir Kabelik

Azrieli Institute Award for Best Book in Israel Studies in English or French
Israel: A History by Anita Shapira

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