Recognitions

My Mother's Hands | Reading by Sarah Birnbach | Bethesda Essay Contest

“My Mother’s Hands” – Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Magazine’s Essay Contest

Honorable Mention - Bethesda Urban Partnership and Bethesda Magazine's Essay Contest

Talking Writing magazine

“My Father’s Blessing” – Talking Writing Prize

Winner of the 2017 Talking Writing Prize for Personal Essay, Writing and Faith Category

“Bigger isn’t Always Better” – Journal of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance – Spring 2019 issue

Featured in the Journal of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance - Spring 2019 issue

Women’s National Book Association

“Climbing Back Up”

Third Place in the Creative Nonfiction/Memoir Category, Women’s National Book Association 2017

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

“When the Ordinary Becomes Extraordinary”

Honorable Mention in the Linda Joy Myers Memoir Vignette Prize Category, Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition 2016

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

“I Believe”

Honorable Mention in the Tilia Klebenov Jacobs Religious Essay Prize Category, Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition 2016

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

“Nine Is the Loneliest Number”

Second Prize in the Tilia Klebenov Jacobs Religious Essay Prize Category, Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition 2016

Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition

“My Father’s Blessing”

Second Prize in the Tilia Klebenov Jacobs Religious Essay Prize Category, Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition 2014