Ayin Press is an independent publishing house 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 mediums and genres.

This includes—but is not limited to—nonfiction, fiction, poetry, art books, children’s books, interviews, translations, multimedia projects, conceptual projects, digital art, 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 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 ips@ingramcontent.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 info@ayinpress.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 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
Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
Rise Up / Nathan Cummings

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


Tom Haviv, Cofounder, Publisher
Eden Pearlstein, Cofounder, Editorial Director
Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, Managing Editor
Joanna Steinhardt, Associate Editor
Carly Lewis, Operations & Communications Manager
Allison Kline, Director of Development

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

Cem Eskinazi, Art Direction & Contributing Designer
Ariel Abrahams, Business Development
Robin Margolis, Archival Specialist
Jeff Ong, Web Design
Owen Roberts, Digital Contributor

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