National award for Observer columnist
Dayton Jewish Observer columnist Candace R. Kwiatek has received the Religion Newswriters Association’s Gerald A. Renner Enterprise second-place award for her 2010 series in The Observer on The Ten Commandments.
The first-place recipient was Tony Carnes of A Journey Through NYC Religions website. The third-place recipient of this award was New York Times religion reporter Laurie Goodstein.
One judge remarked of Kwiatek’s series, “The Ten Commandments and their meaning in today’s world was handled deftly, with great insight.”
Kwiatek has written the Jewish Identity Forum for The Observer since 1996. She is a consultant in secular and Jewish education and teaches Judaics electives at The Miami Valley School.
Previous awards her Observer column has garnered include an American Jewish Press Association Simon Rockower First Place Award for Excellence in Commentary, and an Ohio Society of Professional Journalists First Place Award for Best Religion/Values Coverage.
To see Kwiatek’s full series on The Ten Commandments, click here.