Past Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award win­ners Syd­ney Tay­lor and Elie Wiesel. Cred­it: Gena Feith

Past Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award win­ners Cyn­thia Ozick and Chaim Potok. Cred­it: Gena Feith.

At the heart of the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil is a mis­sion to inspire read­ers, writ­ers, and all who love the writ­ten word. Through the shar­ing of texts and sto­ries, the Jew­ish Book Coun­cil guides com­mu­ni­ties towards a renais­sance of Jew­ish life and expands our under­stand­ing of the wider world.

–Edgar M. Bronfman

By sup­port­ing Jew­ish Book Coun­cil, you’ll be mak­ing a mean­ing­ful con­tri­bu­tion to the orga­ni­za­tion’s work — from our awards pro­grams to our annu­al print lit­er­ary jour­nal, and from our book club resources to our author net­work. Thank you for join­ing us in our mis­sion to sup­port and cel­e­brate Jew­ish literature!

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Jew­ish Book Coun­cil is a non­prof­it 501(c)(3) corporation

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Mem­ber­ship Levels

If you’re inter­est­ed in a pro­gram mem­ber­ship that includes authors speak­ing at events please see the JBC Authors page.

Friend of Jew­ish Book Council
  • The lat­est issue of Paper Brigade, our annu­al lit­er­ary jour­nal (We are cur­rent­ly ship­ping issue six.)
  • A JBC tote bag (If you have a pref­er­ence between our beige/​blue ver­sus green/​blue tote bag, please let us know by writ­ing to info@​jewishbooks.​org.)
  • Mem­bers will be invit­ed to a spe­cial behind the scenes vir­tu­al con­ver­sa­tion with Paper Brigades edi­tors upon the release of each issue. If you become a mem­ber after our event, you will be invit­ed to the next year’s event. (The issue six event will be held on Novem­ber 15, 2022.)
Read­ers Circle

All Friend ben­e­fits plus:

  • An exclu­sive JBC post­card set with illus­tra­tions of famous Jew­ish authors (New post­cards will be avail­able in win­ter 2022/2023. If you have already received the orig­i­nal set and pre­fer to wait to receive the new set, please let us know by writ­ing to info@​jewishbooks.​org.)
  • JBC’s Ask Me What I’m Read­ing” pin
  • Com­pli­men­ta­ry gen­er­al admis­sion for one per­son to JBC’s annu­al Raid the Shelves event
Edi­tors Circle

All Read­ers Cir­cle ben­e­fits plus:

  • Stick­ers fea­tur­ing vin­tage art from the first edi­tion of Paper Brigade
  • A set of exclu­sive note­cards by artists Jen­ny Kroik designed on the occa­sion of the 71st Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards 
  • 10% dis­count on annu­al writ­ers’ seminars
Pub­lish­ers Circle

All Edi­tors Cir­cle ben­e­fits plus:

  • A Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award-win­ning book
  • Admis­sion for you and guest to pre­view night for JBC’s annu­al Raid the Shelves event
  • An invi­ta­tion to attend JBC’s Meet the Author” event to hear from over 250 authors about their new books

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion and endow­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties, includ­ing endow­ing a Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award cat­e­go­ry, please call Nao­mi Fire­stone-Teeter at 2122012921.