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Awards & Prizes

Michael Bernstein Dissertation Prize in Judaic Studies

The Michael Bernstein Dissertation Prize in Judaic Studies is awarded, annually, to a current or recent graduate of the University of Michigan. Recipients must have received a Graduate Certificate in Judaic Studies and have completed completed their dissertation and have been or will be awarded their doctoral degree by the following December. Nominations from Judaic Studies faculty are solicited each fall.

  • Nomination Deadline - November 1

Marshall Weinberg Prize

The Frankel Center for Judaic Studies awards, annually, the Marshall Weinberg Prize to an outstanding graduate student in Judaic Studies. To be eligible for the prize, the student must have passed his or her prelims and be engaged in writing his or her dissertation. Student recipients of this generous award are nominated by a University of Michigan faculty member.

  • Nomination Deadline -  January 10
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Outstanding Yiddish Student Award

Each year the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies presents the Outsanding Yiddish Student Award to a student enrolled in first or second year Yiddish whose classwork and commitment to Yiddish stands out.  Eligible students must be enrolled in Yiddish in both the fall and winter terms.

This $500 award is presented at the Judaic Studies spring graduation reception. Nominations are solicited from the Yiddish instructor and other relevant Judaic Studies faculty.

  • Nomination Deadline - March