Jewish Book World Magazine

Jewish Book World is the quarterly review publication of the Jewish Book Council, devoted to the promotion of books of Jewish interest across a wide range of genres. As the only magazine of its kind, Jewish Book World helps readers learn about new books of Jewish interest and make informed reading choices. With hundreds of vibrant reviews each year; feature articles on Jewish interest books, authors, and literary themes, as well as author interviews and book group guides, Jewish Book World is a timely resource for those interested in staying abreast of the latest books of Jewish interest. Reviews from the magazine are now featured online and can be accessed here. Subscriptions to the print edition of the magazine are available for purchase here.


History | Staff | To Have a Book Reviewed | To Become a Reviewer | Digital Supplement | Claims


Jewish Book World began in 1982 as a twelve-page pamphlet that was circulated to Jewish Community Centers, featuring short blurbs from publishers on approximately 50 new books of Jewish interest. In 1994, Jewish Book World grew from a pamphlet to a full-length magazine  published three times a year. This publication now, greatly expanded, appears quarterly and includes original reviews of over 120 books per issue, updates on literary events and industry news, author profiles, and articles on the world of Jewish books.

Jewish Book World Staff

Carol E. Kaufman

Managing Editor
Becca Kantor

Children's Book Editor
Michal H. Malen

Art Director
Dani Crickman

To Have a Book Reviewed

Jewish Book Council features hundreds of reviews every year. For a title to be considered for review, the book must be available in English or English translation in the United States, and there must be evidence of Jewish content and a new or recent copyright date (within the last year). Jewish Book Council is currently accepting submissions with a 2015 or 2016 copyright.

Books are reviewed at the discretion of the editors and editorial committee. 

Please note that Jewish Book Council receives hundreds of books for possible review each quarter, so we ask that you not telephone to receive information on your book's status. If you are concerned that JBC did not receive your review copies, you may email with the name of your book and the date you submitted the title. If we have not received the book, we will contact you.

To submit a book for review consideration, please send two copies, along with contact information (including an e-mail address), to: 

Managing Editor
Jewish Book Council
520 8th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018

The JBC will follow up with you directly if there are plans for a review. Review copies will not be returned. 

To Become a Reviewer

If you are interested in becoming a reviewer, please email either Carol Kaufman or Becca Kantor at with the subject you are interested in reviewing and your background and expertise. You will be contacted for further information if there is an opportunity for review.


To file a claim, please use the following form:

Claim Form for Jewish Book World 

 Claims on missing issues must be made within 2 months of the date of publication.