Support the JBC


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.

Your donation will support:

  • National Jewish Book Awards: The oldest award of its kind in North America, now in its 61st year, this program recognizes the best in Jewish literature.
  • Promotion of young authors: Jonathan Safran Foer won his first, among many awards, from the Jewish Book Council in 2001. Jewish Book Council support and recognition helped this rising star, and JBC programs continue to spotlight new, young talent.
  • Jewish Book World: The only magazine of its kind, this quarterly offers reviews of hundreds of the latest books of Jewish interest for all readers
  • Jewish Book Month: An annual event since 1943
  • Promotion of books of Jewish interest online
  • Promotion of Jewish book programs throughout North America

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

$54

  • One-year subscription to Jewish Book World, a quarterly publication devoted to the latest in Jewish literature

$108

  • One-year subscription to Jewish Book World
  • One Jewish Book Month Poster

$250

  • Two-year subscription to Jewish Book World
  • One Jewish Book Month Poster

$500

  • Three-year subscription to Jewish Book World
  • One Jewish Book Month poster

$1,000

  • Three-year subscription to Jewish Book World
  • One Jewish Book Month poster
  • A signed copy of the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year
$2,500

  • Three-year subscription to Jewish Book World
  • One Jewish Book Month poster
  • A signed copy of the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year
  • One invitation to private National Jewish Book Award dinner/ceremony

For $5,000

  • Three-year subscription to Jewish Book World
  • Jewish Book Month poster
  • Two invitations to private National Jewish Book Award dinner/ceremony
  • A signed copy of the Everett Family Foundation Jewish Book of the Year
  • Signed copies of additional books from current National Jewish Book Awards winning titles
  • A signed copy of the Sami Rohr Prize winning title

For further information and endowment opportunities, including endowing a National Jewish Book Award category, please call Carolyn Hessel at 212-786-5156