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George and Monique Stolnitz Annual Yiddish Prize 2022

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to announce the 2022 George and Monique Stolnitz Yiddish Prize in Jewish Studies. This prize is awarded annually in the spring to a student who shows the greatest promise in the study of Yiddish language, literature, and/or the history in which Yiddish culture took root and flourished.

REQUIREMENTS: The prize is open to all students enrolled in relevant Yiddish language, literature, or Jewish history classes during the 2021-2022 academic year. Both undergraduate and graduate students who show great promise in Yiddish studies are eligible with preference given to undergraduate students. Undergraduate students must have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher. Preference will be given to Jewish Studies major or certificate students or Jewish Studies doctoral minor students.

NOMINATION: Students will be nominated by teachers of Yiddish language, literature, and Jewish history during the 2021-2022 year. There is no application process.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE PRIZE: The winner of the prize will be notified in April 2022.

The prize is an expression of long-time Bloomington residents the late Monique and George Stolnitz's strong commitment to the advancement of education in Yiddish language and culture. Through the prize and other initiatives, the Borns Jewish Studies Program recognizes the inestimable value of the study of Yiddish language, literature, and culture in understanding some of the most significant aspects of modern Jewish culture and history.

For more information, call (812) 855-0453 or email

updated 12/06/21