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Jewish Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Seminar

This seminar brings together agents, editors, illustrators, and authors for a full day of discussion about Jewish children's book publishing.

Jewish Writers' Seminar: Writing for Adult Readers

Have you written a book on Jewish themes that you'd like to have published? Do you have a story idea? The Jewish Authors' Seminar is for you!

National Jewish Book Club

JBC Book Clubs is excited to launch this new project which we hope will introduce you to new works of Jewish literature and reunite you with stories with which you may be quite familiar.

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My Father's Paradise

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Ariel Sabar

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After They Closed the Gates

After They Closed the Gates

by Libby Garland

This meticulously researched study provides genuine, if unwelcome, news about the situation of Jews entering—or attempting to enter—the U.S. over a forty-year period, 1921-1965. read more

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From the JBC Blog

Ask Big Questions: Who Represents You?

by Miriam Karmel
Being Esther author Miriam Karmel shares how her fictional protagonist became her own best advocate in real life.

Interview with Yelena Akhtiorskaya

by Nat Bernstein
The 2014 National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" Honoree on writing, the Jewish legacy of Odessa, and the current generation's American immigrant narrative.