Reference & Bibliography Awards

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The AJL Judaica Reference Award, funded by Dr. Greta Silver of New York City, was established to encourage the publication of outstanding Judaica reference books. The AJL Judaica Bibliography Award, funded by Eric Chaim Kline of Los Angeles, was established to encourage the publication of outstanding Judaica bibliographies. Publishers wishing to submit books or inquire about the award should contact the Reference and Bibliography Awards Committee chair, Sharon Benamou.


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YearSorted By Year In Descending OrderAward WinnerAward Type
2014Mi-kitve ha-ʻitim : ʻitonut ha-haśkalah me-1820 ʻad 1845 : mafteḥot muʻarim le-khitve-ha-ʻet ha-ʻIvriyim shel ha-Haśkalah be-Holand, Galitsyah, Germanyah ṿe-Liṭa, 580-606 / me-et Mosheh Peli. Yerushalayim : Magnes, 2013.
Bibliography Award
2014Comprehensive Yiddish-English dictionary / Solon Beinfeld, Harry Bochner. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2013.
Reference Award
2013Otsar kitve-ha-yad ha-Talmudiyim / Yaʻaḳov Zusman ; be-hishtatfut Yoʼav Rozenṭal ṿe-Aharon Shṿeḳah. Yerushalayim : Yad Yitsḥaḳ Ben-Tsevi : Friedberg Genizah Project, 2011.Bibliography Award
2013Hūlūkāst /  Ardashīr Bābak’niyā. Washington, D.C. : David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies ; Newport Beach, Calif. : Memorah Foundation, 2012.Reference Honorable Mention
2012Bibliographia Karaitica by Barry Dov Walfish and Mikhail Kizilov. Leiden: Brill, 2011.Bibliography Award
2011Bibliography of Jews in the Islamic World / edited by Maria Angeles Gallego, Heather Bleaney, Pablo Garcia Suárez. Leiden: Brill, 2010.Bibliography Award
2011Encyclopedia on Jews in the Islamic World / executive editor, Norman A. Stillman; editors, Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman ... [et al.]. Leiden : Brill, 2010.

Reference Award
2011The Eerdman's Dictionary of Early Judaism / edited by John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow. Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans, 2010.
Reference Honorable Mention
2010United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933-1945. Bloomington, Ill.: Indiana University Press in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 2009.Reference Award
2009Yossi Galron, Head of the Hebraica and Jewish Studies Library at The Ohio State University LibrariesBibliography Body-of-Work Award
2008The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe / Gershon David Hundert. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press, 2008.Reference Award
2008Hebrew Manuscripts in the Vatican Library: Catalogue / Binyamin Richler, Malachi Beit-Arié, and Nurit Pasternak. Città del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 2008.Bibliography Award
2008The Book of Esther: a Classified Bibliography / Edith Lubetski and Meir Lubetski. Bible bibliographies. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008.Bibliography Honorable Mention
2007Writers in Yiddish / edited by Joseph Sherman. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007. (Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 333.)Reference Award
2007Dictionary of Iberian Jewish and Converso Authors / by Norman Roth. Salamanca; Madrid: Aben Ezra Ediciones; Universidad Pontifica Salamanca, 2007.Bibliography Award
2007Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit at the University of Cambridge / Stefan Reif, Director Emeritus.Special Body-of-Work Citation
2006Milon le-tekstim Arviyim-Yehudiyim mi-Yeme ha-benayim = Qamus al-lughah al-Arabiyah al-Yahudiyah fi al-usur al-wusta = A Dictionary of Mediaeval Judaeo-Arabic texts / by Joshua Blau. Jerusalem: ha-Akademyah la-lashon ha-Ivrit; ha-Akademyah ha-leumit ha-Yisreelit le-madaim, 2006.Reference Award
2006Ha-Sifriyah ha-Yehudit bi-yeme ha-benayim: reshimot sefarim mi-Genizat Kahir = The Jewish Library in the Middle Ages: Book Lists from the Cairo Genizah / by Nehemya Allony; edited by Miriam Frenkel and Haggai Ben-Shammai, with the participation of Moshe Sokolow. Jerusalem: Mekhon Ben-Tsevvi le-heker kehilot Yisrael ba-Mizrah, 2006. (Oriens yudaikus: sidrah 1, kerekh 3. [Oriens Judaicus: series 1, vol. 3]).Bibliography Award
2005Sepulcra judaica: Bibliographie zu juedischen Friedhoefen und zu Sterben, Begraebnis und Trauer bei den Juden von der Zeit des Hellenismus bis zur Gegenwart = Jewish Cemeteries, Death, Burial and Mourning from the Period of Hellenism to the Present: A Bibliography / Falk Wiesemann. Essen: Klartext, 2005.Bibliography Award
2005Leksikon ha-sipur ha-hasidi / Gedalyah Nigal. Jerusalem: ha-Makhon le-heker ha-sifrut ha-hasidit, 2005.Reference Award
2004The Sixteenth Century Hebrew Book: An Abridged Thesaurus / by Marvin J. Heller. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2004Bibliography Award
2004Jewish American Literature: A Guide to Reading Interests / Rosalind Reisner. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2004.Reference Award
2003Holocaust Literature : An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work / S. Lillian Kremer, editor. New York: Routledge, 2003.Bibliography Award
2003Dicionario sefaradi de sobrenomes : inclusive cristao novos, conversos, marranos, italianos, berberes e sua historia na Espanha, Portugal e Italia = Dictionary of Sephardic surnames : including Christianized Jews, Conversos, Marranos, Italians, Berbers, and their history in Spain, Portugal and Italy / Guilherme Faiguenboim, Paulo Valadares, Anna Rosa Campagnano, editors. Rio de Janeiro, RJ : Fraiha, 2003.Reference Award
2003Avotaynu, Inc.Special Body-of-Work Citation
2002Isaac Bashevis Singer : A Bibliography of His Works in Yiddish and English, 1960-1991 / by Roberta Saltzman. Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2002.Bibliography Award
2002Sephardic Genealogy : Discovering Your Sephardic Ancestors and Their World / by Dr. Jeffrey S. Malka. Bergenfield, NJ : Avotaynu, 2002.Reference Award
2001Jewish Serials of the World : A Supplement to the Research Bibliography of Secondary Sources / compiled by Robert Singerman. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001.Bibliography Award
2001The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life Before and During the Holocaust / edited by Shmuel Spector and Geoffrey Wigoder. New York: New York University Press, 2001Reference Award
2000Breslav, Bibliyografyah Mu'eret : R. Nahman mi-Breslav Toldotav u-Morashto ha Sifrtutit: Sifre Talmidav ve-Talmide Talmidav: Hassidut Breslav u-Sevivoteha / David Assaf. Jerusalem: Merkaz Zalman Shazar, 2000. 
[English title: Bratslav: An Annotated Bibliography.]
Bibliography Award
2000A History and Guide to Judaica Dictionaries and Concordances / by Shimeon Brisman. Hoboken: KTAV. 2000Reference Award
1999Printing the Talmud : A History of the Individual Treatises Printed from 1700 to 1750 / by Marvin J. Heller. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 1999. (Brill's series in Jewish studies, vol. 21)Bibliography Award
1999Jewish Roots in Ukraine and Moldova : Pages from the Past and Archival Inventories / by Miriam Weiner in cooperation with the Ukrainian State Archives and the Moldovan National Archives. Secaucus, N.J.: Miriam Weiner Routes to Roots Foundation; New York,  N.Y.: YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, c1999. (The Jewish genealogy series)Reference Award
1998Solomon ibn Gabirol : A Bibliography of his Poems in Translation / compiled and edited by Isaac Goldberg. Washington, D.C.: Word Works, 1998.Bibliography Award
1998Guide to the YIVO Archives / compiled and edited by Fruma Mohrer and Marek Web. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, c1998.Reference Award
1997American Jewish Liturgies : A Bibliography of American Jewish Liturgy from the Establishment of the Press in the Colonies through 1925 / Sharona R. Wachs; historical introduction, Karla Goldman; liturgical introduction, Eric L. Friedland. Cincinnati, OH : Hebrew Union College Press, 1997. (Bibliographica Judaica, ISSN 0067-6853; 14)Bibliography Award
1997Jewish Women in America : An Historical Encyclopedia / edited by Paula E. Hyman and Deborah Dash Moore ; sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society. New York: Routledge, 1997.Reference Award
1996A Bibliography of Jewish Education in the United States / compiled and edited by Norman Drachler. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, in association with the American Jewish Archives, 1996.Bibliography Award
1996A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland / by Alexander Beider. Teaneck, NJ : Avotaynu, 1996.Reference Award
1995Guide to Hebrew Manuscript Collections / by Benjamin Richler. Jerusalem: The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1994.Bibliography Award
1995Jewish American Women Writers : A Bio-Bibliographical and Critical Sourcebook / Ann R. Shapiro, editor in chief; Sara R. Horowitz, advisory editor for fiction; Ellen Schiff, advisory editor for drama; Miriyam Glazer, advisory editor for poetry. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1994.Reference Award
1995Judaica Americana : An Annotated Bibliography of Publications from 1960-1990, by [the late] Nathan M. Kaganoff , preface by Jonathan Sarna. Brooklyn, New York: Carlson Publishing, Inc. 1995.Special Body-of-Work Citation
1994Antisemitism : An Annotated Bibliography / Susan Sara Cohen, editor. New York: Garland Publishing, 1987-1994. 3 volumes.Bibliography Award
1994The Concise Dictionary of American Jewish Biography / Jacob Rader Marcus, editor; Judith M. Daniels, associate editor. Brooklyn, N.Y.: Carlson Publishing, 1994. 2 volumes.Reference Award
1993Yiddish Linguistics : A Multilingual Bibliography / by Joan G. Bratkowsky. New York: Garland Publishing, 1988.Bibliography Award
1993Judaica Reference Sources: A Selective, Annotated Bibliographic Guide / Charles Cutter, Micha Falk Oppenheim. 2nd ed. Juneau, Alaska, USA : Denali Press, 1993.Reference Award (2 winners this year)
1993The Encyclopedia of Jewish Prayer / by Macy Nulman. Northvale, N.J.: Jason Aronson, 1993.Reference Award (2 winners this year)
1992Bibliography on Holocaust Literature / by Abraham J. Edelheit and Hershel Edelheit. Boulder: Westview Press, 1990-1993. 2 volumes.Bibliography Award
1992Jewish-American History and Culture : An Encyclopedia / edited by Jack Fischel and Sanford Pinsker. New York: Garland Publishing, 1992.Reference Award
1991Jewish American Fiction Writers : An Annotated Bibliography / by Gloria L. Cronin, Blaine H. Hall, Connie Lamb. New York: Garland Publishing, 1991.Bibliography Award
1991Where Once We Walked: A Guide to the Jewish Communities Destroyed in the Holocaust / Gary Mokotoff and Sallyann Amdur Sack. Teaneck, NJ: Avotaynu, 1991.Reference Award
1990Judaica Americana : A Bibliography of Publications to 1900 / compiled by Robert Singerman. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. 2 volumes.Bibliography Award
1990Encyclopedia of the Holocaust /Israel Gutman, editor in chief. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1990. 4 volumes.Reference Award
1989The Talmud = [Talmud Bavli] : The Steinsaltz Edition : A Reference Guide. 1st American ed. New York: Random House, c1989-Reference Award
1988Yiddish Linguistics: A Multilingual Bibliography / Joan Gloria Bratkowsky. New York: Garland Pub., 1988. (Garland reference library of the humanities ; vol. 140)Reference Award
1987A History and Guide to Judaic Encyclopedias and Lexicons / Shimeon Brisman. Cincinnati: Hebrew Union College Press, 1987. (Bibliographica Judaica; 11)Reference Award
1986Leksikon fun Yidish-shraybers: Mit Hesofes un Tikunim tsum Leksikon fun der nayer Yidisher Literature, un 5,800 Psevdonimen / by Berl Kagan. New York: R. Ilman-Kohen, 1986.Reference Award
1984Josephus and Modern Scholarship, 1937-1980 / Louis H. Feldman. Berlin; New York: W. de Gruyter, 1984.Reference Award