The Association of Jewish Book Publishers is a inactive organization. This web site is maintained for the convenience of the various book publishers noted below.
The Association of Jewish Book Publishers, founded in 1962, is a
non-profit organization which promotes the sale
and use of Jewish books through educational programs and activities
such as exhibits, discussions, cooperative
promotion and the interchange of information among members. The
Association provides a forum to discuss the mutual
interests of publishers, authors and other individuals and institutions
concerned with Jewish books. Jewish books
span a wide range of topics, including religion, history, literature,
cookbooks and children's books.
Alef Design Group/Torah Aura Productions, 4423 Fruitland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90058; Contact: Alan Rowe; Tel: 213-585-1200/213-585-7312; Fax: 213-585-0347. Focus: Adult Judaica.
Alef Judaica Inc., 8440 Warner Drive. Culver City, CA 90232; Contact: Guy Orner; Tel: 310-202-0024; Fax: 310-202-0940; E-mail: email@example.com .
Avotaynu, Inc. 155 N. Washington Ave., Bergenfield, NJ 07621; Contact: Gary Mokotoff; Tel: 201-387-7200; Fax: 201-387-2855; Credit card orders: 800-AVOTAYNU (800-286-8296); E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Focus: Genealogy and family history. Avotaynu, Inc. is the largest publisher of information and products of interest to persons researching their Jewish family history. This includes the journal, Avotaynu, books and microfiche. In addition, Avotaynu offers books, maps and video tapes published by other companies.
Behrman House, Inc., 235 Watchung Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052; Contact: David E. Behrman; Focus: Jewish educational textbooks, children's Judaica, and general trade Judaism.
Ben-Simon Publications, POB 2124, Port Angeles, WA 98362; Contacts: Peter Mars, Beve Tansey. Tel: 604-652-6332; Fax: 604-652-6332 (same as Tel.); E-mail: email@example.com; Focus: General trade books with Jewish themes
Biblio Press, P.O. Box 20195, London Terr. Sta., New York, NY 10011; Contact: Doris B. Gold; Tel: 212-989-2755; E-mail: Bibook@aol.com; Focus: Since 1979, Biblio Press has been publishing non-fiction books for Jewish women with special emphasis on the women's movement in Judaism. Twenty-five titles, including The Jewish Woman: 1986-1993 (with 1994-95 recent titles list), a selected and annotated bibliography, compiled by Ann S. Masnik, MLS. Among recent titles by, about, or for Jewish women, is the August 1996 reprint of Burning Lights by Bella Chagall, with 36 b/w line drawings by Marc Chagall (299 pp. pap. $10.95). This work is a moving memoir.
CCAR Press, Central Conference of American Rabbis, 355 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10017; Contact: Elliot Stevens; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ;Focus: Liturgy and guides to Reform Jewish practice.
Challenge Publications. 6628 Burlington Place, Springfield, VA 22152; Contact: Semyon Resnick. Focus: Russian anti-Semitism.
Cross-Cultural Communications, 239 Wynsum Avenue, Merrick, NY 11566-4725; Contacts: Stanley H. Barkan; Bebe Barkan. Tel: 516-868-5635. Fax: 516-379-1901. Focus: Poetry, fiction, bilingual editions.
Decalogue Books, P.O. Box 2212, Mt. Vernon, NY 10551; Contact: William Brandon; Tel: 914-664-5930. Focus: Publisher of books of Jewish interest--memoirs, Holocaust, cookbooks, travel, Middle Eastern history and politics, religious life, customs and traditions. Free catalog available.
Dwelling Place Publishing 383 Kingston Ave., Suite #22,
Brooklyn, NY 11213; Contact: Yonason Gordon. Email:
General trade books with a focus on Jewish mysticism. Dwelling Place
acts as facilitator of Jewish wisdom by distributing
materials through use of: Catalog mailings, convention appearances,
author bookings, and other media initiatives.
Distributor for Gal Einai Kabbalah Institute, Shazak
, Class One Press, and others.
Ergo Media Inc., 668 American Legion Dr., POB 2037, Teaneck, NJ 07666; Contact: Eric Goldman, president; Jane Zylberman, acquisitions; Tel: 201-692-0404; Fax: 201-692-0663; E-mail: email@example.com Focus: Jewish-oriented videos. Ergo Media is the world's largest publisher of video dealing with the Jewish experience. Ergo has video for children, Yiddish and Israeli classics (with English subtitles), videos dealing with the American Jewish experience, holidays, the Holocaust, Israel, Jerusalem 3000, Jewish life and tradition, Jewish music, World Jewry and Yiddish culture. For free catalog, call 1-800-695-3745. Over 200 videos.
Five Star Publications. PO Box 6698, Dept. AJ, Chandler, AZ 85246-6698; Contact: Linda F. Radke; Tel: 480-940-8182; Fax: 480-940-8787; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Focus: Various categories including kosher cookbooks, Holocaust memoirs, consumer-oriented (Profits of Death, an expose of the funeral industry), children's books, and assistance in self publishing.
Growth Associates Publishers, 212 Stuart Road East, Princeton, NJ 08540-1946; Contact: Dr. Dov Peretz Elkins; Tel: 609-497-7375; E-mail: . email@example.com ; Focus: Jewish religion, education and spirituality. Publishers of Jewish Guided Imagery and Melodies From My Father's House: Hasidic Wisdom for the Heart and Soul.
Hachai Publishing, 762 Park Place, Brooklyn, NY 11216; Contact: Yossi Leverton; Tel: 718-633- 0100; Fax: 718-633-0103; Focus: Hachai specializes in full color picture books for Jewish children. Our books teach Jewish history and tradition as well as promote universal values such as sharing, kindness and charity.
Holmes & Meier, 160 Broadway, New York, NY 10038; Contacts: Miriam Holmes, Katharine Turok; Tel: 212-374-0100; Fax: 212-374- 1313; E-mail: Hmp160@aol.com; Focus: A small independent press that publishes scholarly and general trade books. Special emphasis: biography, fashion, fiction (in translation), history, Holocaust, immigration, international affairs, Judaica, politics. Best-selling titles include Raul Hilberg's The Destruction of the European Jews, Gay Block and Malka Drucker's Rescuers: Portraits of Moral Courage in the Holocaust, Alex Beller's Life in the Shtetl, Avraham Barkai's Branching Out: German-Jewish Immigration in the United States and Manes Sperber's memoir All Our Yesterdays.
HUC Press, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, 3101 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220-2488; Contacts: Michael A. Meyer; Barbara Selya. Focus: Scholarly Judaica.
Hugh Lauter Levin Associates Inc., 2507 Post Road, Southport, CT 06490; Contact: Hugh Levin.
Isaac Nathan Publishing Co., Inc., 22711 Cass Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91364; Contact: David W. Epstein. Focus: Jewish Family Education, Jewish Calender Digest and Magazine.
Jason Aronson, Inc., 230 Livingston Street, Northvale, NJ 07647; Contact: Arthur Kurzweil, Publisher; Pamela Roth, Associate Publisher; Tel: 201-767-4093; Fax: 201-767-4330. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Focus: With over 800 titles on its list, Jason Aronson publishes books of Jewish interest, reflecting the broad spectrum within the Jewish community.
Jewish Book Council, 15 East 26th St., New York, NY 10010; Contact: Carolyn Starman Hessel. E-mail: email@example.com Focus: Publishes the Jewish Book Annual and Jewish Book World, a resource for publishers and authors. Sponsor of Jewish Book Month and the National Jewish Book Awards.
Jewish Lights Publishing, P.O. Box 237, Woodstock, VT 05091; Tel: 802-457-4000; Fax: 802-457-4004; Credit card orders: 800-962-4544; Contact: Stuart M. Matlins. Focus: General trade books reflecting the Jewish wisdom tradition for people of all faiths, all backgrounds. Books that help you understand who you are and who you might become as a Jewish person, or as a person who is part of a tradition that has roots in the Judeo-Christian world. Issues of personal growth and religious inspiration. Our authors are at the forefront of spiritual thought. Special emphasis on broadening the Christian world's understanding of Judaism. Subject areas include spirituality, philosophy, children's, healing, recovery/self-help, theology, New Age/mysticism and history. Call for free 48-page catalog.
Jewish Publication Society, 1930 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19103; Contacts: Michael A. Monson; Donna Weber. Focus: Trade books of Jewish interest.
Jewish Spirit Publishing, 144-39 Sanford Ave., Apt. 6D, Flushing, NY 11355; Contact: Yitzhak Buxbaum. Focus: New Age Judaism. The Jewish Spirit Booklet Series on topics of Jewish spirituality and mysticism provides elevated ideals and practical help to those seeking to make real spiritual progress. The first volume is Real Davvening: Jewish Prayer as a Spiritual Practice and a Form of Meditation for Beginning and Experienced Davveners.
Jewish Theological Seminary, Office of Publications, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10017; Contact: Rebecca Schwartz. Focus: Educational texts.
Judah L. Magnes Museum, 2911 Russell St., Berkeley, CA 94705; Contacts: Paula Friedman, Seymour Fromer. Focus: Jewish art catalogs, Holocaust memoirs. Sponsors the Anna Davidson Rosenberg National Jewish Poetry Award, the only national or international competition for unpublished poetry in English on the Jewish experience. Writers under age 19 are also eligible for a Youth Commendation, and poets over 65 are also eligible for a Senior Award.
Kar-Ben Copies, Inc., 6800 Tildenwood Lane, Rockville, MD 20852; Contacts: Madeline Wikler, Judye Groner; Tel: 1-800-4KARBEN. Focus: Kar- Ben publishes books, calendars and cassettes on Jewish themes for young children and families. For a free catalog, call 1-800-452-7236 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The backlist of 100 titles include children's services for Shabbat and the holidays, toddler board books, craft, activity and cookbooks, folk tales and contemporary stories.
Kehot Publication Society / Merkos Publications, 291 Kingston Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11213; Tel: 718-778-0226. Publishing division of Chabad-Lubavitch featuring works on Chasidic philosophy, mysticism, biographical information, education, and stories for children.
Kerem Publishing. 723 N. Orange Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90038; Contact: Sterna Citron; Tel: 213-857-1607; Fax: 213-937-9570; Focus: Children's books, Tales of the Ba'al Shem Tov.
KTAV Publishing Company, 900 Jefferson St., POB 6249, Hoboken, NJ 07030; Contacts: Ira Karlick-Sales Manager, Bernard Scharfstein-Publisher; Tel: 201- 963-9524; Fax: 201-963-0102, E-mail: email@example.com Focus: For more than 70 years, KTAV has been publishing and distributing fine Jewish books and gifts, including prayer books, books for children and young adults, toys, games, school supplies and textbooks. KTAV also produces distinguished scholarly books on topics ranging from Biblical study to contemporary issues.
Leo & Sons Publishing. 175 Oregon Avenue South, Golden Valley, MN 55426; Contact: Gil Mann; Tel: 612-545-3666; Fax: 612-542-0171; Orders: 800-304-9935; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Focus: Jewish outreach and continuity. Publisher of: How to Get More Out of Being Jewish Even If: A. You are not sure you believe in God, B: You think going to synagogue is a waste of time, C. You think keeping kosher is stupid, D. You hated Hebrew school, or E. All of the above!
Markus Wiener Publishers, 114 Jefferson Road, Princeton, NJ 08540; Contact: Markus Wiener; Tel: 609-921-1141; Fax: 609-921-1140; America in the Eyes of the Germans: An Essay in Anti-Americanism by Dan Diner with prefaced by Sander Gilman. Uncle Sam is Uncle Shylock was and is a popular slogan in Germany; the idea is that America was either controlled by Jews or very suitable for and hospitable to Jews. The ideals of America such as democracy, free enterprise, and human rights were blamed for the Jewish success and, therefore, despised. 196 pp., illustrated. ISBN 1-55876-104-7 hc. $34.95. ISBN 1-55876-105-5 pb. $16.95.
Micah Publications, Inc., 255 Humphrey St., Marblehead, MA 01945; Contact: Roberta Kalechofsky, E-mail: RKALECHOFSKY@mecn.mass.edu; Fax: 617-639-0772. Focus: Source for Jewish vegetarian material, haggadot, The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook, Rabbis and Vegetarianism, Judaism and Vegetarianism by Richard Schwartz. Also Jewish Fiction and Poetry: Global Anthology of Jewish Women Writers, Bodmin, 1349 by Roberta Kalechofsky, an historical novel about the Black Death has been praised by Cynthia Ozick and Publishers' Weekly's Gerald Jonas.
Milah Press, Inc, P.O. Box 267, New London, NH 03257; Tel: 603-526-2513; Fax: 603-526-2514; Contact: Beth Mathewson; Focus: Contemporary Jewish History. Affiliated with the Milah Institute in Jerusalem, Israel.
Millenium Publishing Group, 1271 Tenth Street, Suite D, Monterey, CA 93940; Contact: Hugo N. Gerstl; Tel: 1-800-524-6826; Fax: 408-373-3567; E-mail: email@example.com; Focus: Jewish humor.
New Concept Press, Inc.,425 West 57th Street, Suite 2J, New York, NY 10019; Contact: Norman Beim; Tel: 212-265-6284. Fax: 212-265-6659. E-mail: Newconpres@aol.com Focus: Literature. Hymie and the Angel (Novel). Publishers Weekly: "Authentically evokes a time and place with ironic humor...a lightheartedly entertaining look at loss, guilt and the will to live." Tony Randall: "Norman Beim writes like a Chagal from New Jersey." My Family the Jewish Immigrants (Play anthology) Assoc. of Jewish Libraries Newsletter: "A series of memory plays that form a portrait gallery of parents, aunts and uncles, sister and cousins...unsparingly honest..absorbing...recommended for synagogues, academic, and public libraries."
Anna Olswanger, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Anna Olswanger Books publishes and promotes books and articles of Jewish interest for readers, booksellers and librarians, authors and illustrators. The site links internally to Jewish fiction, Jewish book publishing news, and interviews with industry professionals.
Pacifica Press/Suzanne Loebl, 128 Willow Street, 6A, Brooklyn, NY 11201; Contact: Suzanne Loebl; Tel and Fax: 718-875-2622; Focus: Ms. Loebl is theauthor of At Mercy of Strangers about growing up Jewish and being adopted.
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc., PO Box 3110, Gretna, LA 70054; Contact: Kathleen Calhoun Nettleton; Tel: 504-368-1175; E-mail:email@example.com. Focus: Books of Jewish interest for all ages. These include A Travel Guide to Jewish Europe, Passover Lite Kosher Cookbook, Kosher Cajun Cookbook, Kosher Creole Cookbook, Kosher Southern-Style Cookbook, Toby Belfer's Seder: A Passover Story Retold, Toby Belfer Never Had a Christmas Tree, and A Belfer Bar Mitzvah.
Pitspopany Press, 40 East 78 St, New York, NY 10021; Contact: Dorothy Tananbaum; Tel: 212-472-4959; Fax: 212-472-6253; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Focus: Children's books.
Poetica Publishing Company. P.O. Box 11014, Norfolk, Virginia 23517; Contact: Michal Mahgrefteh Tel: 757-617-0821 Fax: 757-399-3936; E-mail: email@example.com. Focus: Poetry.
Mountain Press, Ltd. Main
Street, P.O. Box E3, Fleischmanns, NY 12430; Contact:
Wray Rominger; Tel: 914-254-4065;
Orders: 800-325-2665; Fax: 914-254-4476; Focus: Jewish community histories (New
York State). Titles include: Remember
the Catskills: Tales by a Recovering Hotelkeeper by Esterita "Cissie"
Blumberg with preface by Red Buttons, The Jews of Westchester: A Social
in the Adirondacks:
The Story of Gloversville and Its Jews.
The Reconstructionist Press, 7804 Montgomery Ave - Suite 9, Elkins Park, PA 19027; Contacts: Pesha Leichter, Lani Moss, Tel: 800-JRFPUBS (573-7827); Fax: 215-782-8805; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Focus: The Reconstructionist Press features over fifty titles dealing with Reconstructionist philosophy, liturgy, education and current issues in daily Jewish life. Its hallmark publication is the Kol Haneshamah prayer book series which includes siddurim for Shabbat and holidays, a volume for home use and a new daily prayer book, a mahzor and a new haggadah, A Night of Questions. The press also publishes and distributes the works of Mordecai M. Kaplan.
Schocken Books, 1745 Broadway, 21-1,
UAHC, Union of American Hebrew Congregations, 633 Third Ave., New York, NY 10017; Contact: Kenneth Gesser, E-mail: email@example.com ; Focus: The UAHC Press is the publishing arm of the Reform movement in North America, founded in 1873. The UAHC Press publishes trade and text books of Jewish interest, as well as audio and video cassettes, and multimedia material. The UAHC Press is the publisher of The Torah: A Modern Commentary by W. Gunther Plaut. Jewish religion: textbooks, juveniles, and adult trade books.
United Orthodox Synagogues of Houston, 9001 Greenwillow, Houston, TX 77096; Contacts: Rabbi Joseph Radinsky, Pam Thomas. Focus: Publishes books by Rabbi Joseph Radinsky which examine the underlying values of Judaism found in every Torah portion and holiday celebrations.
University Press of New England, 23 South Main St., Hanover, NH 03755; Contact: Rick Henning; Tel: 603-643-7100; Fax: 603-643-1540; E- mail: University.Press@Dartmouth.edu; Focus: Founded in 1971, University Press of New England is a regional consortium of educational institutions including Brandeis, Dartmouth, Middlebury, University of New Hampshire, Tufts, Wesleyan, and the Salzburg Seminar. Most, but not all, of our publishing comes through two series from Brandeis University Press: The Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry edited by Jehuda Reinharz and the Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture and Life edited by Jonathan Sarna. For more information, please contact us at the above address or look for our Web site at http://www.dartmouth.edu/acad-inst/upne/.
Workmen's Circle, 45 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016; Contact: Chava Lapin. Tel: 212-889-6800; Outside Metro NYC: 800-922-2558; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Focus: Jewish and Yiddish books, songbooks, CD's, cassettes, textbooks for children and adults, teachers' guides, lifestyle booklets for holidays and rites of passage. Includes the Jewish Book Center, a midtown retail Judaica store with mail order, wholesale and distributing operations. The Jewish Book Center is the exclusive distributor of YIVO publications.
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011; Contact: Carl J. Rheins, Executive Director. Tel: 212-246-6080; Fax: 212-292-1892. E-mail: email@example.com. Focus: East European Jewish History and Literature; academic works, Yiddish-English dictionaries; Yiddish textbooks.
Zoland Books, 384 Huron Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138; Contact: Heather Hoffman; Tel: 617-864-6252; Fax: 617-661-4998; Focus: Trade fiction and poetry books, many which are of Jewish interest. For more information or to receive a copy of our catalog, write to us at the above address or fax number.