Dear JBC Readers,
As we close out 2021, I want to thank you for your continued readership and support of Jewish Book Council. We’re so grateful that you’re part of our Jewish literary community.
At the end of the year, our team loves to look back on our content to see which books, essays, and posts you were most excited about. I’m pleased to share a few of the highlights here with you today:
- Ashkenazi Herbalism on PB Daily and Instagram
- Bene Appétit: on Instagram
- Signs of Survival on Facebook
- Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture on PB Daily
- Osnat and Her Dove on PB Daily
- Entebbe Declassified: The Untold First-Hand Stories of the Legendary Rescue Operation on PB Daily
- Spirits of the Ordinary: A Tale of Casas Grandes on PB Daily
These are, of course, just a few of the hundreds of reviews, essays, interviews, and excerpts we featured across JBC’s platforms this year. I’d love to hear your own highlights from the year!
As we prepare for 2022 — spoiler alert: we already have some incredible books to share with you — I hope you’ll consider becoming a member or generally supporting JBC’s efforts to educate, enrich, and strengthen the community through Jewish literature. Our aim is to continue to create new access points for thinking about Jewish life, identity, history, and culture, and your financial support is critical to our efforts.
JBC Executive Director
Originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Naomi is the executive director of Jewish Book Council. She graduated from Emory University with degrees in English and Art History and, in addition, studied at University College London. Prior to her role as executive director, Naomi served as the founding editor of the JBC website and blog and managing editor of Jewish Book World. In addition, she has overseen JBC’s digital initiatives, and also developed the JBC’s Visiting Scribe series and Unpacking the Book: Jewish Writers in Conversation.