Dear JBC Readers,

As we close out 2021, I want to thank you for your con­tin­ued read­er­ship and sup­port of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. We’re so grate­ful that you’re part of our Jew­ish lit­er­ary community.

At the end of the year, our team loves to look back on our con­tent to see which books, essays, and posts you were most excit­ed about. I’m pleased to share a few of the high­lights here with you today:

These are, of course, just a few of the hun­dreds of reviews, essays, inter­views, and excerpts we fea­tured across JBC’s plat­forms this year. I’d love to hear your own high­lights from the year!

As we pre­pare for 2022 — spoil­er alert: we already have some incred­i­ble books to share with you — I hope you’ll con­sid­er becom­ing a mem­ber or gen­er­al­ly sup­port­ing JBC’s efforts to edu­cate, enrich, and strength­en the com­mu­ni­ty through Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture. Our aim is to con­tin­ue to cre­ate new access points for think­ing about Jew­ish life, iden­ti­ty, his­to­ry, and cul­ture, and your finan­cial sup­port is crit­i­cal to our efforts.

With grat­i­tude,

JBC Exec­u­tive Director

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.