Ayin Press is an independent publishing house and production studio rooted in Jewish culture and emanating outward.

Ayin was founded on a deep belief in the power of culture and creativity to heal, transform, and uplift the world we share and build together.

We are committed to amplifying a polyphony of voices from within and beyond the Jewish world.

Both online and in print, we seek to celebrate artists and thinkers at the margins and explore the growing edges of collective consciousness through a diverse range of mediums and genres.

Our publishing work includes—but is not limited to—nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art books, children’s books—and exists in all formats, including audiobooks, interviews, translations, podcasts, multimedia works, conceptual art, digital art, immersive events, and online programming.

Ayin is a letter in Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, Phoenician, and many other languages. In Hebrew, Ayin is also a word. When spelled with the letter Ayin, it means Eye, and also refers to a natural fountain of living water. When spelled with the letter Aleph, Ayin means Nothingness, the fertile void from which all creation springs forth. Thus Ayin signifies emergence and receptivity—letting light in, stimulating perception.

Ayin Press Limited is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 86-1454151).


Ayin’s work is made possible through the generous support of the following funders:

Founding Partners

Opaline Fund
Anne Germanacos / Firehouse Fund

Visionary Supporters

Ethan and Gretchen Davidson
Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah

Creators Circle

CANVAS / Jewish Funders Network
Edith and Bernard Stolbun Family Foundation
Rise Up / Nathan Cummings
Community of Literary Magazines and Presses

We are deeply grateful for all our supporters and their commitment to the transformative power of bold creative work.

If you are interested in learning about how to support our work, or hearing about specific sponsorship and naming opportunities for publications and programs, please reach out at ed****@ay*******.org.


Tom Haviv, Executive Director, Cofounder
Eden Pearlstein, Editorial Director, Cofounder
Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, Managing Editor
Joanna Steinhardt, Associate Editor
Sophie Levy, Assistant Editor
Cem Eskinazi, Art Director
Allison Kline, Director of Development

Carly Lewis, Operations & Communications Manager
Nat Brower, Production Manager
Phil Kirkman, Finance Manager

Shaul Magid, Contributing Editor
Madison Margolin, Contributing Editor
Devin Naar, Contributing Editor
Reut Ben-Yaacov, Contributing Poetry Editor
Moriel Rothman-Zecher, Contributing Fiction Editor

Robin Margolis, Archival Specialist
Jeff Ong, Web Design

Advisory Council

Anne Germanacos
Carinne Luck
David Katznelson
Dan Schifrin
Libby Lenkinski

Board of Directors

Tom Haviv, Chair
Adam Sher, Vice Chair
Arthur Fried, Treasurer
Eden Pearlstein
Seth Stolbun
Nate Lubin


Ayin Press books are distributed by Publishers Group West (an Ingram brand). If you already order titles from Publishers Group West or another Ingram distributor, you can order Ayin Press titles through your existing IPS account.

If not, you can easily request an account with Ingram to begin placing orders. To do so, visit https://getstarted.ingramcontent.com/ to begin the application process. After completion of the online questionnaire, you will be emailed a welcome packet with a few forms to complete the process. (If you have questions, contact Ingram’s Customer Care Department at ip*@in***********.com or 866-400-5351.)

And if you have any questions for us about our distribution, or related to any of our titles, please contact us at in**@ay*******.org


Ayin Press books may be purchased at a discounted rate by wholesalers, booksellers, book clubs, schools, universities, synagogues, community organizations, and other institutions buying in bulk. For more information, please email in**@ay*******.org.

Academic Desk Copies

Ayin Press provides a select number of complimentary desk copies for academics who adopt Ayin books for curricula. Please write to us at in**@ay*******.org with the name of your institution, the title of the course, the semester, and the anticipated number of students.

Ayin Newsletter

Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates about new book and art projects, submission opportunities, and more. If you have questions, feel free to reach out any time at in**@ay*******.org.