Published on March 17th, 2011 | by wm_admin0
Harold Grinspoon honored by Jewish Book Council
NEW YORK – Harold Grinspoon was given the IMPACT Award at the 60th Annual National Jewish Book Awards of the Jewish Book Council, held March 9 in New York City. The Jewish Book Council’s National Jewish Book Awards are the longest-running North American awards program of its kind in the field of Jewish literature. Given annually since 1948, the awards are designed to recognize outstanding books on Jewish topics each year.
Grinspoon was honored for his commitment to Jewish literacy and growth through the PJ Library Program, which he created to introduce children to Jewish literature and support them and their families on their Jewish journey. The PJ Library program sends nearly 70,000 Jewish children’s books free to families with young children each month in more than 100 communities in North America. Through the PJ Library program, Grinspoon has established a rich foundation of Jewish literature that will influence today’s youth in the years ahead.
Other winners included noted author Cynthia Ozick who received the Lifetime Achievement Award, and journalist Gal Beckerman, who received The Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year Award for his book, “When They Come For Us, We’ll Be Gone: the Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry.”