Our Mission

The mission of the Jewish Book Council is:

To promote the reading, writing, publishing and distribution of quality
Jewish content books in English.

To serve as the national resource center for information about
the American Jewish literary scene.

To serve as the coordinating body of Jewish literary activity in
North America in both general and Jewish venues.

To serve as the North American representative of Jewish literature
on the international scene.

Programs and publications include:

  • National Jewish Book Award
  • Jewish Book Month
  • Paper Brigade
  • JBC Network membership program of more than 120 
Federations, JCCs, Hillels, synagogues, and other Jewish institutions 
  • JBC Network 3-day conference and "Meet the Author" events

  • Sponsor and coordinator of the Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish 
Literature and Sami Rohr Jewish Literary Institute

  • Literary program and Jewish book sale at major Jewish organizational
  • Resource on Jewish books in English for the international 
Jewish community

  • Central address for publishers for information about the world
 of Jewish books
 and reaching a Jewish audience
  • JBC Website and Blog
  • JBC Book Club Resources
  • Weekly Newsletter
  • Twitter Book Clubs
 and Author Google Hangouts
  • Jewish Book Authors Conference for the Adult Reader

  • Jewish Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference

For a complete list of programs, visit here.