Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

We know you book lovers out there have been wait­ing all year for what’s final­ly upon us: Jew­ish Book Month — an annu­al event to pro­mote Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture the month pre­ced­ing Chanukah (this year Jew­ish Book Month runs from Novem­ber 16th-Decem­ber 16th)! While we work all year to pro­mote Jew­ish inter­est lit­er­a­ture, this is the month when many of our efforts cul­mi­nate in hun­dreds of events across the coun­try fea­tur­ing Jew­ish inter­est books and authors. If you’re look­ing for an inter­est­ing book event, now is the time to start check­ing out your local list­ings. You can see if your com­mu­ni­ty hosts a Jew­ish book fair or event with JBC authors by vis­it­ing our list of par­tic­i­pat­ing JBC Net­work sites.

With Jew­ish Book Month in full swing, it’s also time to start think­ing about Chanukah, and, of course, that means Chanukah gifts. In our hum­ble opin­ion, there is no bet­ter gift for the hol­i­day sea­son than a good book and we cer­tain­ly have no short­age of rec­om­men­da­tions. That said, we did decide to offer a quick 2014 gift-giv­ing cheat sheet below, in case you don’t have time to browse through the thou­sands of books fill­ing our book archive (although we do rec­om­mend a browse — we’ve got some­thing for everyone!).

So take a gan­der below, check out the chil­dren’s Chanukah gift-giv­ing guide here, and if you have a loved one in the NYC area, con­sid­er buy­ing them a Jew­ish Lit­er­ary Map of NYC or a JBC Cir­cle mem­ber­ship for Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Con­ver­sa­tion. Use gift code CH2014 to receive an extra 15% off your JBC Cir­cle membership!

(Feel free to add your own 2014 gift rec­om­men­da­tions in the com­ments below.)


Relat­ed Content:

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the CEO of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.