Schainker’s ‘Confessions of the Shtetl’ Receives National Jewish Book Award

The Jewish Book Council awarded Dr. Ellie R. Schainker with the National Jewish Book Award in the category of “Writing Based on Archival Material.” Schainker is Arthur Blank Family Foundation Assistant Professor of Modern European Jewish History. The award was for Schainker’s first book, Confessions of the Shtetl: Converts from Judaism in Imperial Russia, 1817-1906which Stanford University Press published in 2016.