JBI International (est. as The Jewish Braille Institute)

General Information

JBI International (est. as The Jewish Braille Institute)
110 East 30th Street
New York, NY 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

Inna Suholutsky, Library Reader Advisor/Russian Community Liaison, isuholutsky@jbilibrary.org, 212 889 2525 ext.152

Arlene Arfe, Head Librarian, aarfe@jbilibrary.org, 212 889 2525 ext.127

Services Offered

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

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