Awards & Prizes
The Sidney Balman Prize
The Sidney Balman Prize is awarded annually for outstanding work in the Jewish studies program. Faculty within the program nominate candidates for the prize, with priority given to graduating seniors.
Past recipients of the Sidney Balman Prize:
- Emma Cooke '14 (2014)
- Katy Swartz '13 (2013)
- Carole Chalfin-Renard '13 (2012)
- Rebecca Peterson '11 (2011)
- Gadielle Stein-Bodenheimer '10 (2010)
- Chantel Braley '10J (2009)
- Gabrielle Thal-Pruzan '08 (2008)
- Rebekah Anna Saidman–Krauss '07 (2007)
- Rachel Rubenstein '07 (2006)
- Shulamit Elisheva Izen '07 (2005)
- Miriam Marcelle Quintal '04 (2004)
- Sarah Julie Rose Schlesing '03 (2003)
- Elizabeth Lerner '05 and Meaghan Manchester '02 (2002)
- Molly Curren '01, Julia Oestreich '01 and Joyce Pang '01 (2001)
- Alexa Kolbi-Molinas '00 and Quinn Lai '00 (2000)
- Jennifer Lovejoy '99 and Stacey Philbrick '99 (1999)
The Jochanan H. A. Wijnhoven Prize
The Wijnhoven Prize is awarded for the best essay on a subject in Jewish religious thought written for a course in the Department of Religion or in the Program in Jewish Studies. Students compete for this prize by submitting their typewritten paper under an assumed name. A sealed envelope with the assumed name on the front of the envelope and the applicant's real name in the envelope should accompany the essay. Typewritten essays for these prizes must be submitted to the administrative assistant of the religion department, Dewey Hall II. Deadlines are posted in the spring semester each year.
Winners are notified by the dean of the college in writing and are announced on commencement weekend at Last Chapel and at convocation in the fall.