By Reporter staff
Rabbi Rachel Esserman, executive editor of The Reporter, already knew she was taking first and second place in the Critique category of the 2021 Syracuse Press Club awards because her two reviews were the only ones listed in that category. The Press Club had hoped that by waiting until September, it would be able to hold the awards ceremony in person, but, due to the increase in COVID cases, held it virtually.
Esserman’s review “Family and finding a home” (view here) won first place. The judges commented, “Compelling histories never fail to fascinate, especially when described so well.” Esserman’s other review, “Hollywood and Jewish refugees” (view here) took second place.
To read more about the reviews, visit our previous article titled "Esserman Wins Two Syracuse Press Club Awards"".