Jewish Action took home a Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Feature Writing in the Magazine Division at the recent 2013 Annual Conference of the American Jewish Press Association in Seattle. The awards ceremony, which brought together leading Jewish editors and journalists throughout the country, was held on June 26 in the Chinese Room in the Smith Tower. The winning entry, “Striking A Balance: Work and Family,” the cover story of our winter 2012 issue, featured first-person accounts from a number of women—some high-powered, some not—who shared their secrets for balancing career and motherhood, as told to Barbara Bensoussan, Azriela Jaffe and Tova Ross.
The Rockower Awards decisions were made by a panel consisting of judges with expertise in journalism, writing/reporting, editing, graphic design and cartooning in both the Jewish and non-Jewish media. “As Commission Chairman, I am very proud of our exceptional team,” said Gerald M. Schreck, chairman of the OU Communications Commission that oversees Jewish Action. “Our popular magazine is the glue that keeps Modern Orthodoxy together.”