Undergraduate Awards

Title Body Award Deadline
Bebe and Samuel Ciglen Student Award

Established through the generous donations of the family and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Ciglen. Awarded to a student with high marks in one or more courses in Jewish Studies. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Specialist, Major, or Minor program in Jewish Studies. Financial need will be considered.

Samuel Cukier Memorial Prize

Established through the generous donation of Mrs. Felicia Cukier and Professor Judith Cukier. Awarded to an outstanding student enrolled in the Specialist or Major program in Jewish Studies.

Fania and Aron Fainer Prize in Yiddish

Established through the gifts from friends and family of Fania and Aron Fainer, on their 50th wedding anniversary. Awarded to a student in Yiddish language who will continue in the study of Yiddish at the undergraduate level or at the graduate level. Financial need will be considered.

E.G. Clarke Scholarship in Biblical Hebrew

Established through a generous donation from Mary and Ted Lutz. Awarded to the student with the highest standing in Biblical Hebrew.

Abraham Isaac Silver Scholarship in Jewish Studies

Established through a generous donation from the Estate of the late Abraham Isaac Silver. Awarded to one or more students enrolled in the Specialist, Major, or Minor program in Jewish Studies.

Anshel Wise Scholarship

Established through the generous donations of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sharpe, Dr. and Mrs. Sydney Wise, Dr. and Mrs. David K. Wise, and Dr. and Mrs. Isadore Tepperman. Awarded to a student with a grade A standing in one or more of the courses listed in the CJS Undergraduate Handbook. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in the Specialist or Major program in Jewish Studies.

Hershel William Gryfe Memorial Scholarship in Jewish History

Established through a generous donation from Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gryfe. Awarded to an outstanding student in the Specialist or Major program in Jewish Studies who has completed a course in Jewish History.

Mitzi Burke Memorial Scholarship in Jewish Studies

Established through a generous gift of the family of the late Mitzi Burke. Awarded to an outstanding student enrolled in the Specialist or Major program in Jewish Studies.

Percy Matenko Scholarship in Yiddish

Established through gifts from the family and friends of Percy Matenko. Awarded to an outstanding student with the highest achievement in Yiddish.

Sara Friede-Miransky Memorial Bursary in Yiddish Studies

Established by the donations from the friends and family of Sara Friede-Miransky. Awarded to a student in a Yiddish language or literature course on the basis of financial need.  Academic merit will also be considered.

Andrea and Charles Bronfman Student Awards in Israeli Studies

Awarded to a senior undergraduate (3rd or 4th year) who is pursuing study or research related to Israel. Both travel and non-travel awards will be made. Preference will be given to requests for travel support. Financial need will be considered. Apply to the Faculty of Arts and Science Student Awards Committee. Click here for more information on the application and deadline.

Anne (Medres) Glass Memorial Scholarship in Yiddish

Established by Professor Irving Glass, Institute of Aerospace Studies, and supported by the friends and colleagues in memory of Anne (Medres) Glass. Awarded to an outstanding student with particularly high achievement in Yiddish.

Ben Kayfetz Scholarship

Established through the generous donation of the friends and colleagues of Mr. Ben Kayfetz. Awarded to a student with high marks in one or more courses in Jewish Studies. Preference will be given to students who are enrolled in the Specialist, Major, or Minor program in Jewish Studies. Financial need will be considered.

Bella and Solomon Shek Award in Yiddish Studies

Established through generous donations from the family of the late Solomon Isaac Shek. To be awarded to an oustanding student essay on a Yiddish scholar, humanistic, and progressive writer, like Sholem Aleichem, I.L. Peretz, Mendele Mocher Sforim, or those who came after them in the Americas and Europe. Apply to the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures by March 15.

Tanenbaum Scholarship in Jewish Studies

Established by the Tanenbaum Enhancement Fund. Awarded to outstanding students enrolled in any program in the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies.

Upper Canada Lodge B'nai Brith Scholarship in Canadian Jewish Studies

Established through a gift of the Upper Canada Lodge, B’nai Brith, in honour of the 75th Anniversary of the Lodge, 1919–1994. Awarded to a student in the area of Canadian Jewish Studies.

Dr. Fred Weinberg Memorial Scholarship in Jewish Studies

Established through the generous donations from the friends and family of Dr. Fred Weinberg. Awarded to a student enrolled in the Specialist or Major program in Jewish Studies on the basis of financial need. Academic merit will also be considered.

Kornberg-Jezierski Family Memorial Essay Prize in Holocaust Studies

Established by Professor Jacques Kornberg. To be awarded to an outstanding student essay in Holocaust Studies written for a UofT course or under a UofT faculty member’s supervision during the current academic session. Essays should be submitted to the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies by May 1.

T. J. Meek Prize in Hebrew Syntax

Established through a gift of the late Professor T.J. Meek. Awarded to a student submitting the best essay in an aspect of Hebrew syntax. Apply to the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations by March 1.

Ziedenberg Family Undergraduate Awards

Established through the generous donation of Gerald Ziedenberg and family to recognize outstanding papers and submissions regarding the Holocaust. Awarded annually to undergraduate student(s) as a prize for the best paper on the Holocaust determined by the instructor teaching HIS338H1 or HIS361H1 based on submissions to the course.

Kideckel Robbins/Harry and Sarah Kideckel Memorial Scholarship in Jewish History

Established by Marsha Kideckel and Larry Robbins. Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student enrolled in a Specialist, Major, or Minor program in Jewish Studies on the basis of academic merit.

Marsha Kideckel and Larry Robbins Scholarship in Jewish History

Established through a generous donation from Marsha Kideckel and Larry Robbins. Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program in the Department of History who has taken a course in Jewish History.

Gerald W. Schwartz Scholarship in Israeli Studies

Established through the generous donations from the friends of Gerald Schwartz, in recognition of his commitment to the study and understanding of Israel. Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in courses associated with the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair in Israeli Studies.