Sunny Yudkoff, former Behrman House intern and now an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, has won the 2018 Baron Book Prize. This prize from the American Academy for Jewish Research is awarded to the author of the best first book in Jewish studies published in the previous year. The prize of $5000 will be awarded at the annual luncheon.

From Behrman House Partner, Vicki Weber: "What a well-deserved honor! We have such a fond spot in our hearts for Sunny and it has been a treat to follow her career and celebrate her many accomplishments.” While she had a hand in many editorial projects during her time as an editorial intern at Behrman House, perhaps her most unusual contribution was as the voice of Batya in the digital components of Alef Bet Quest and Kol Yisrael. “We’ve been working on a new version of Alef Bet Quest and we all smile every time we hear Sunny’s voice,” said Weber.

To learn more about Yudkoff's achievement, click here.