Ayin Press is an artist-run publishing platform, production studio, and research collective rooted in Jewish culture and emanating outward. We create and support work at the intersection of Political Imagination, Speculative Theology, and Radical Aesthetics.
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, artbooks, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 Opaline Fund. 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
Sam Fine, Contributing Designer
Robin Margolis, Contributing Editor, Archival Specialist
Kristin Nelson, Contributing Editor
Jeff Ong, Web Design & Development