Support the JBC

Whether you're able to contribute $5 or $2,500, every amount you contribute helps Jewish Book Council continue to promote the reading of Jewish literature, stimulate conversation, spark ideas, and educate. Without you, our work would not be possible!

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Jewish Book Council is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation

Through an ever-growing list of projects and programs, JBC heightens awareness of the breadth of the Jewish literary scene for the “people of the book.” As the only organization whose sole focus is the promotion of Jewish books, JBC is continually finding new ways to reach a multi-generational, multi-denominational reading audience while maintaining the traditions of the past.

From a Twitter book club that brings readers into a real-time Twitter conversation with authors to the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Cynthia Ozick at the 60th annual National Jewish Book Award ceremony, JBC capitalizes on its unusual conflation of a flexible, dynamic, grassroots nature with a rich, established history to bring out the scope of the Jewish American literary scene. As new technology emerges, JBC accommodates these new trends by adapting current programs and offerings, and developing additional programs that speak to a new generation of readers.

Jewish Book Council would not be able to offer these programs without the generous support of book lovers throughout the country. We need your support to continue our work.

For each donation in the following amounts, we will send you a gift:

JBC Scribe - $54

JBC Scribe donations allow JBC to bring new content to readers each week, including book reviews and recommendations on the latest releases, features essays on Jewish life and literature by the authors who are driving the Jewish literary scene, and interviews that provide an inside glimpse into some of your favorite books 

  • Invitation to an exclusive Google Hangout with an author for JBC supporters

JBC Educational Reader - $118

JBC Educational Readers support the creation of new educational resources and initiatives, including the development of workshops and guides about topics across Jewish life through Jewish literature. 

  • Invitation to an exclusive Google Hangout with an author for JBC supporters
  • Set of 10 JBC greeting cards
  • A copy of Jewish Book Council’s print journal

JBC Book Club Patron - $360

JBC Book Club Patrons contribute to the creation of resources and services for book clubs, including original discussion questions, book club kits with supplemental materials, annual National Jewish Book Club guides, and opportunities to chat live with authors. 

  • All items at previous donor levels
  • A JBC-award winning book by an emerging Jewish writer
  • Personalized book club recommendations for a year, plus a free Live Chat Google Hangout with an author at your book club

JBC Publisher Circle Supporters - $504

JBC Publisher Circle Supporters provide JBC readers with up-to-date information on the newest Jewish books and ideas, and give authors a much needed platform to promote their works. Your support at this level enhances JBC content and resources, such as email newsletters which share reviews and interviews, giveaway contests, and weekly reading lists to nearly half a million people across the globe annually. 

  • All items at previous donor levels
  • Invitation to annual National Jewish Book Award reception and ceremony
  • Invitation to an annual literary salon hosted in New York City for JBC supporters

JBC Literary Benefactor - $1,000

Your donation as a Literary Benefactor supports the many authors in the Jewish literary community and nurtures the next generation of Jewish writers. JBC provides the avenue and innovative programming that enables over 1,000 authors to reach readers throughout our communities and encourages authors to write about the Jewish experience.
  • All items at previous donor levels
  • Complimentary ticket for one to the National Jewish Book Award reception
  • One recent, prestigious National Jewish Book Award-winning book

For further information and endowment opportunities, including endowing a National Jewish Book Award category, please call Naomi Firestone-Teeter at 212-201-2921.