National Jewish Book Award Celebration Dinner
Jewish Book Council’s biggest literary event of the year, held annually since 1950, to celebrate the finest Jewish literature of the past year and toast our award-winning authors. Find out information about the 72nd National Jewish Book Award ceremony here.
Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation
Join Jewish Book Council and the Jewish Museum for a season of an exciting event series featuring incredible authors in a beautiful venue.
Hosted at the Jewish Museum in New York City (1109 5th Avenue), Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation brings together some of the finest writers of the day for conversations around contemporary Jewish life and identity. This event is FREE with pay-what-you-want admission and includes wine and refreshments, a book sale and signing, and the opportunity to visit the Jewish Museum galleries on the day of the program; however, space is limited and guests must register in advance.
JBC Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators’ Seminar
Have you written or illustrated a Jewish children’s book that you’d like to have published? Do you have a story idea? Have you already been published, and would like to network with others in your field? The Annual Jewish Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators’ Seminar, sponsored by the Jewish Book Council, brings together agents, editors, illustrators, and authors for a full day of discussion about Jewish children’s book publishing.
In addition to presentations by professionals in the field of children’s book publishing, the seminar will include a book and illustrator portfolio display during the lunch break, the chance to submit first pages and query letters, and private consultations with agents, designers, and publishers, by appointment only and for a fee. These opportunities are only open to those attending the seminar.
Raid the Shelves
The Jewish Book Council, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting books of Jewish interest, wants to give you books. A lot of books, actually—as in, bring several extra bags! The JBC will open its doors and offer all of its leftover books to those quick enough to grab them. For $25 at the door — cash only— you can sift through hundreds of great Jewish books, and help yourself to an armload (or two) of the best Jewish literature in town!