Founded in 1931, JBI provides people of all ages and backgrounds living with blindness, low vision, or print disability access to a vast circulating library, liturgical texts, customized materials, and cultural offerings, enabling connection to the rich literary, cultural, and religious life of the Jewish community.
JBI creates, publishes, and distributes thousands of Jewish-interest materials in audio, braille, and large print formats; all provided free of charge and delivered directly to our patrons’ doorsteps.
A few of the things taking place at JBI - opportunities and updates for patrons, organizational partnerships, and more.
Jewish Book Council Collaboration
We’ve recorded Israeli writers’ firsthand accounts, essays, and poetry, as shared with and published by JBC
Free Accessible Materials for NYC NonprofitsLearn more
JBI’s scholarship application is now open
For Jewish students who are legally blind at accredited colleges or universities.
Read the Latest Update from Executive Director Livia Thompson
JBI in Your Life
We are committed to increasing accessibility and inclusion for all individuals living with vision impairment, from our youngest readers pursuing a Jewish education to adults seeking materials for pleasure or religious observance to families who read together—and everyone in between with an interest in Jewish life and culture. Our services are always provided free of charge!
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Anyone who is visually impaired, blind, physically disabled, or reading disabled is eligible to receive our free services.
JBI provides access to a vast circulating library, liturgical and lifecycle materials, and customized materials in a variety of accessible formats and multiple languages.
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