Ayin Press is an artist-run publishing platform and production studio rooted in Jewish culture and emanating outward.

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 interdisciplinary, multimedia, and experimental works and projects.

This includes—but is not limited to—poetry, essays, fiction, theory, art books, anthologies, archives, interviews, translations, multimedia, conceptual projects, digital works, immersive events, and online programming.

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.

Ayin is a letter in Hebrew, Arabic, Farsi, Phoenician, and many other languages. In Hebrew, Ayin means Eye, and also refers to a fountain or spring of water. Ayin signifies emergence and receptivity; letting light in, stimulating perception.

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


Ayin Press books are distributed by Small Press Distribution.


Ayin Press books may be purchased at a discounted rate by book clubs, synagogues, community organizations, and other institutions buying in bulk. For more information, please email info@ayinpress.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 info@ayinpress.org with the name of your institution, the title of the course, the semester, and the anticipated number of students.


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

Opaline Fund
Anne Germanacos / Firehouse Fund
Ethan and Gretchen Davidson

We are grateful for their commitment to the transformative power of bold creative work—in the Jewish world and beyond.


Tom Haviv, Publisher, Creative Director
Eden Pearlstein, Publisher, Editor
Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, Managing Editor
Allison Kline, Director of Development
Shaul Magid, Contributing Editor
Madison Margolin, Contributing Editor
Devin Naar, Contributing Editor
Joanna Steinhardt, Associate Editor
Robin Margolis, Associate Editor, Archival Specialist
Cem Eskinazi, Contributing Designer
Sam Fine, Contributing Designer
Meirav Ong, Contributing Arts Editor
Carly Lewis, Operations & Social Media Manager
Jeff Ong, Web Design
Owen Roberts, Digital Contributor

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