The JBI Library
Est. in 1931 as The Jewish Braille Institute
Dedicated to meeting the Jewish cultural needs of individuals who are blind or visually impaired
We offer a free library of Jewish interest books, magazines, and special publications in Braille, Large Print, and Audio format for individuals who are visually impaired, blind, physically handicapped, or reading disabled.
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What you need to know, right now, about what's happening at JBI - featuring exciting opportunities for patrons, organizational partnerships, and more.
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PJ Library
Our pilot program with PJ Library enables families and loved ones of blind individuals to read books together.

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Scholarship Opportunity
The Nathan & Suzanne K. Wolfson fund provides merit awards to legally blind Jewish undergraduate and graduate students.

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JBI in Your Life
The free services provided by JBI enables children, adults, and seniors - from New York to New Zealand, Miami to Moscow, Tel Aviv to Buenos Aires - to stay connected to Jewish life and culture and to participate fully in their communities.
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Anyone who is visually impaired, blind, physically disabled, or reading disabled is eligible to receive our free services.

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Our catalogs
JBI offers books, magazines, and special publications in accessible formats and multiple languages.

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Show your support
With help from donors like you, JBI is able to continue providing our services free of charge to people in need across the world.

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See what our patrons are saying
"Not everybody understands what an avid reader experiences when he/she suddenly becomes visually impaired. JBI is doing a great job helping people like me. Thanks to you I see new perspectives. You have helped improve my life quality."
Yakov G. • St. Petersburg, Russia
"After my husband became blind, the wonderful Talking Books you sent him brought him hours and hours of pleasure. Thank you for making his difficult problems so much more bearable."
Mildred R. • New York, NY
"When I gave my mother the Large Print Haggadah, her face lit up. She was so grateful that she won't have to just listen at her communal Seder, but be able to follow along as she has always done. Your work is really appreciated."
Chana H. • Ra'anana, Israel
"Although Tyler received many wonderful gifts on his Bar Mitzvah, yours was surely his greatest gift. Tyler will never be blind to the beauty of his heritage, in large part thanks to JBI. With gratitude from one proud and thankful family."
Stephanie K. • Leawood, KS
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