Heritage columnist wins AJPA award


Mel Pearlman

Heritage columnist, Mel Pearlman, won an Honorable Mention Award for Journalistic Excellence in Covering Zionism, Aliyah and Israel from the American Jewish Press Association.

Only 110 awards were presented to writers, editors, photographers and graphic designers from Jewish newspapers across the country at the 40th annual Simon Rockower Awards in Jewish Journalism program.

Pearlman's winning article was "Two Nights in Aqaba, Parts 1, 2, 3," and ran in the Heritage Feb. 14, 28, and March 13, 2020.

Expressing his congratulations to Pearlman, Heritage publisher Jeff Gaeser, said that getting an award from the American Jewish Press Association is not easy. News editor Christine DeSouza stated "Mel Pearlman is an excellent writer and he deserved this award."


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