The American Jewish Press Association has announced that Chabad.org and photographer Mendel Benhamou have won the first-place Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Photography for work done in 2016.
The award was given for the story “Russian Jewish Students Celebrate Unity, Bris in New York,” a photo essay that chronicled a weeklong visit to New York City by some 30 Jewish students from 15 locales across Russia, focusing on two young men who celebrated their brit milah during the trip.
This marks the fifth first-place award to Chabad.org for excellence in journalism in the past three years. Other notable entries include:
In 2016, AJPA awarded first place to Chabad.org in the category of Outstanding Digital Outreach for its website and mobile platforms; for its presence on all aspects of social media; and for its flourishing digital apps program.