The Jewish Week took home six awards for excellence in Jewish journalism from the American Jewish Press Association's annual banquet in Philadelphia Wednesday.
The awards included first and second place honors in both the new and feature categories in the annual Simon Rockower contest, as well as first place honors for best personality profile and special sections.
In the Excellence in News Reporting Category, Hella Winston took first place for “In Lakewood Abuse Cases, A Parallel System Of Justice” and second for “Tragedy in Borough Park Puts Shomrim Under Scrutiny."
The Jewish Week also took first and second in The Boris Smolar Award for Excellence in Enterprise or Investigative Reporting. First place went to “Holocaust Claims Going Unpaid, Investigation Says” by Stewart Ain, and second place award went to a series of articles, "21st Century Jewish Education: Series on Technology in Jewish Education" by Julie Wiener. The newspaper also took first in the Excellence in Special Sections or Supplements category for “Text/Context,” edited by Sandee Brawarsky.
Staff Writer Eric Herschthal won the First Place David Frank Award for Excellence in Personality Profiles for his interview with novelist Francisco Goldman.
The Jewish Week competes in the category of newspapers and magazines with circulations higher than 15,000.