WJW wins 10 regional journalism awards

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The Washington Jewish Week won 10 awards Friday at the annual Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association “Best of MDDC” showcase.

Senior Writer Suzanne Pollak won first place for her story “A tombstone for Rachel,” as well as for her entertainment story “Photo exhibit tells story of Ethiopian immigrants in Israel.”


She took second place for her ongoing coverage of the funeral home merger that could affect Jewish funerals.

Senior Writer David Holzel won first place for the editorial “Red lines, green lights and mixed messages” and second place for the editorial “We’ve seen this before.”

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He won second place for the story: “Group: close Montgomery schools on Muslim holidays” as well as his entertainment story “Dr. McDreamy’s nightmare.”

Former Editor in Chief Meredith Jacobs won second place for her editor’s notebook “#DCStrong.”


Former Staff Writer Eric Hal Schwartz won second place for the news story “At 101, kicked out of retirement home.”

And former Staff Writer Emily Minton won first place in religion writing for “Skin deep” about Jews and tattoos. Minton’s story also won Best in Show.

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