In 1989, he was awarded the prestigious Israel Prize, for social sciences.
In 2005, he received the Marshall Sklare Award, given annually by the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry to a senior scholar who has made a significant scholarly contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry.
- "Israel Prize Official Site - Recipients in 1989 (in Hebrew)". cms.education.gov.il.
- "assj.org". assj.org.
- Annenberg at the University of Pennsylvania - The Personal Influence of Elihu Katz