JBI International (est. as The Jewish Braille Institute)

General Information

JBI International (est. as The Jewish Braille Institute)
110 East 30th Street
New York New York 1 10016
(212) 889 2525

Brief Description

JBI International provides people who are visually impaired, blind, physically handicapped, and reading disabled of all backgrounds and ages with books, magazines and cultural programs in audio (seven languages), large print and braille. JBI has a broad range of titles, with the largest collection of Jewish interest books for the blind and visually impaired. This service is offered free of charge to eligible persons.


Ellen Isler, President and CEO

Barry Pelofsky, Production/Circulation Manager, bpelofsky@jbilibrary.org

Israel Taub, Vice President & CFO

Services Offered

  • Braille/Electronic/Audio/Large Print Production
    • Books, periodicals, cultural programs and educational materials.

  • Library Services
    • Offers library services by mail worldwide to eligible individuals.