Resources – Vol 7, Issue 5

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A SAMPLING OF RESOURCES THAT PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ON JEWISH BOOKS.

The HBI Conversations is a reading-club style program that encourages the reading and discussion of Jewish women’s texts for which there is a set curriculum and supplementary readers guides. HBI Conversations is a program that sparks discussion and builds community by bringing authors and filmmakers whose work focuses on Judaism and gender to speak to Conversations groups. Intimate groups of twenty-five to thirty meet in private homes and split their time between author presentations and lively discussion. Books and films are drawn from all genres and span a wide range of themes, from relationships and families to the Holocaust and international Jewish experience. Click here for past authors.

The HBI Series on Jewish Women publishes a wide range of books about Jewish women and gender issues in diverse contexts. By offering fresh perspectives on Jewish women’s history, lives and experiences worldwide, the series aims to close a major gap in Jewish learning.

Other links for Jewish book lovers:

Jewish Book Council: Promotes reading, writing and publishing of Jewish books in English, as well as act as the North American representation of Jewish literature internationally.

Jewishfiction.net: the first English-language journal devoted exclusively to the publishing of Jewish fiction.

JBooks.com: a web magazine for Jewish book reviews, news, excerpts, and more.

The National Jewish Book Awards: the longest running North American awards program of its kind in the field of Jewish literature and is recognized as the most prestigious. Jewish Book Council is the sponsor of The National Jewish Book Awards.

National Yiddish Book Center: The National Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to rescue Yiddish and other modern Jewish books and celebrate the culture they contain.

Jewish Book Week is a nine-day festival in London which celebrates Jewish literature, life, though and history.

Jewish Review of Books is a quarterly web and print publication for serious readers with Jewish interests.

The Jewish Publication Society is the oldest publisher of Jewish books in the United States.

The Association of Jewish Libraries promotes Jewish literacy through enhancement of libraries and library resources and through leadership for the profession and practitioners of Judaica librarianship.

5 Comments

  1. Erika Dreifus September 27, 2013 Reply

    Happy to see this page! May I suggest that you add the Association of Jewish Libraries, whose activities include organizing a monthly “Jewish Book Carnival” where bloggers who write about Jewish books pool selected posts. See http://www.jewishlibraries.org/main/Resources/Blog/JewishBookCarnivalHQ.aspx for details. I happened to host the September 2013 Carnival myself, on the “My Machberet” blog, which readers may also find to be a useful resource. Please visit http://www.erikadreifus.com/blogs/my-machberet/.

  2. Heidi Estrin September 30, 2013 Reply

    I’d like to echo Erika’s suggestion of adding the Association of Jewish Libraries to your list. We are a professional organization serving librarians of Judaica, and we offer reading lists and other resources for the public, including the Jewish Book Carnival.

    In addition, I’d like to mention the podcast The Book of Life, which I’ve hosted since 2005. This monthly audio program features interviews with authors, illustrators, musicians, filmmakers, and others in the Jewish arts.

    Thanks for offering your wonderful resources for Jewish literature!
    Heidi R. Estrin

    President, Association of Jewish Libraries http://www.jewishlibraries.org
    Host, The Book of Life, http://www.bookoflifepodcast.com

    • Michelle Cove October 1, 2013 Reply

      You got it, Heidi. We will add you today to Resources page. Thanks for reaching out to us!

  3. Claire Datnow October 1, 2013 Reply

    Thanks for sharing this useful list.

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