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2017 Henry A. Bern Memorial Essay Competition Winners

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Henry A. Bern by his family and friends.  Henry Bern was a professor of Education at Indiana University where he was committed to teaching and the world of learning.


Alex Perkins – for both of her papers “The Colonists: Collectivization, Dekulakization, and Famine and its Effect on Jewish Farming in Ukraine” and “Bundist Identity: Jewish Identity versus Marxist Identity”

SECOND PRIZE (tied): $375

Daniel Schumick “The Power of God’s Servants: Catholic Hierarchy and the Independent State of Croatia” and Devon Salge, “Why Israel’s Western Economy Matters: A Top-to-Botton Analysis of Economic Characteristics”



2016 “What is a Middle Eastern Feminist Movement: Feminist Movements in Lebanon and Israel” - Alex Perkins (History category)

2016 “Shas: A Model for Resolving Israel’s Internal Rift” – Jeffrey Lewis (Arts/Culture/Politics category)

2016 “’Jewish’ DNA: The Influence of New Technology Reflecting Race Ideology” – Leah Grynheim (Fiction/Multi-Media category)

2016 “Invalidated Absolutes and Reality of Man” – Rose Guingrich (Text/Philosophy/Literature category)

2015 "Gay or Nay,Modern Readings of the David and Jonathan Narrative" - Franklyn Salzmann

2014 "Stepping on Burning Lava: Irène Némirovsky, French Bourgeois or Jew?" - Natalie Harris

2014 "Intimacy and Power: A Dusty Conception of Personhood in Genesis 2:7a" - David Benjamin