“We Called Him Rabbi Abraham: Lincoln and American Jewry, A Documentary History,” written by Dr. Gary P. Zola, Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives and the Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, has been named a finalist for the prestigious 2015 Ohioana Book Awards.
Zola’s book is one of 5 finalists in the category of nonfiction announced by the organization. The winners will be announced in July, and the awards will be presented at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus on Friday, October 9, 2015.
The Ohioana Book Awards, established in 1942, honors Ohio authors in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Juvenile Literature. The mission of the Ohioana Library, established in 1929 by First Lady Martha Kinney Cooper, is to collect, preserve, and celebrate Ohio literature and other creative endeavors.
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, founded in 1947 by its namesake on the historic campus of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, is committed to preserving a documentary heritage of the religious, organizational, economic, cultural, personal, social and family life of American Jewry. The Marcus Center contains over 15,000 linear feet of archives, manuscripts, nearprint materials, photographs, audio and videotapes, microfilm, and genealogical materials.