Haaretz Columnist Allison Kaplan Sommer Receives Award for Excellence in Journalism

Kaplan Sommer is honored with B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage.

Haaretz's Allison Kaplan Sommer (L) with fellow winners of B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage, July 7, 2016.
Courtesy of B’nai B’rith

Haaretz columnist Allison Kaplan Sommer was awarded the B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism Recognizing Excellence in Diaspora Reportage in a ceremony on Thursday night.

The B’nai B’rith World Center Award for Journalism is named for the late Wolf Matsdorf, former editor of the B’nai B’rith World Center journal “Leadership Briefing” and a journalist in Israel and Australia, and his wife the late Hilda Matsdorf, a pioneer in social work in both Australia and Israel.

The Times of Israel's Jewish World editor, Amanda Borschel-Dan, was co-winner of the award, and veteran Israeli journalist Yaakov Ahimeir won a Lifetime Achievement Award. The members of the award jury were Asher Weill (chair,) Prof. Yehudith Auerbach, Shalom Kital, Prof. Gabriela Shalev and Bambi Sheleg.

The B’nai B’rith World Center Award is the most prestigious prize in its field in Israel.

See here for examples of Allison Kaplan Sommer's work.