How JBI Uses Your Contribution Wisely
Libraries and Library Development Services - 53%
Circulating library of more than 22,000 Audio, Braille and Large Print titles
Customized educational materials for students
Special publications and liturgical materials
Recording studio program
Web-based downloadable Braille
North American Outreach and Library Recruitment - 27%
Reaching out to the blind, visually impaired, reading disabled and physically handicapped through schools, libraries, JCCs, senior centers, social service agencies, advertisements, etc.
Engaging blind and visually impaired subscribers through special JBI Talking Book Groups
Educating the community about JBI's free and unique services
Israeli Assistance Program and Outreach to Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union - 10%
The JBI Low Vision Clinic and Mobile Screening Program (Tel-Aviv)
JBI sponsored recording studios at the Central Library for the Blind in Israel
Outreach to the visually impaired and distribution of Audio and Large Print foreign language materials throughout the FSU, Hungary and Romania
JBI Periodicals Series and Educational and Cultural Programs - 10%
Audio concert, drama and lecture series
Popular magazines in audio format (e.g., selections from Jerusalem Report, Commentary, Moment, Tikkun, Hadassah)
JBI Voice and Jewish Braille Review - JBI's own monthly anthology of articles from a wide variety of publications, with distinct Russian and Spanish Language versions
For additional information, please see our most recent
Annual Report or contact JBI.
"I was an avid reader before I lost my sight. It was so hard when I couldn’t read
books anymore. Then I found JBI Library and its wonderful collection of talking
books in Russian. It really saved me from feeling completely lost in this world.
Thank you so much for the work you do."
–Pyotr R., Forest Hills, NY