We are pleased to announce that two of our books received Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards! In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine by Jeffrey Veidlinger won in the history category, and Renée Levine Melammed's book An Ode to Salonika: The Ladino Verses of Bouena Sarfatty won in the biography/memoir category. The awards were presented to the authors late last month during a ceremony held at the Toronto Reference Library.
The Helen and Stan Vine Canadian Jewish Book Awards have been given annually since 1988, celebrating excellence in Canadian writing on Jewish themes and subjects. The awards aim to bring awareness of the Jewish Canadian canon as well as to promote and support Canadian writers.
For more information, visit the awards website.