2017-2018 Prize Recipients

Congratulations 2017-2018 Prize Winners!

The Anne and Benjamin Goor Prize in Jewish Studies is intended to support, encourage, and stimulate research in the field of Jewish Studies at UC Berkeley. It was established in 1977 by Anne Goor in memory of her husband, Benjamin, and renamed upon her death in 2005. Prizes are awarded annually for the best undergraduate and graduate essays.

Congratulations to this year’s Goor Prize winners:


Lexie Polevoi: “The “Shadow” Leader: Rewriting the Role of Biblical Miriam”

Zachary Handler: “Between Rome and Jerusalem: The Identity of Tiberius Julius Alexander”


Alan Elbaum: “Sick of Body and Sick of Heart: The Experience of Illness among the Jews of Medieval Egypt”

Sheer Ganor: “Forbidden Words, Banished Voices, Jewish Refugees, at the Service of BBC Propaganda to Wartime Germany”