People can enter through many front doors to learn
about their Jewish heritage. There are the doors of synagogues and temples, Hebrew and day schools, community
centers and Hillels.
However, most Jews in the United States will never walk
through any of these doors. They are not inspired to take that crucial first step toward understanding the depth
and beauty of our religion. Without taking that first step, they remain uneducated, unaffiliated and
The Jewish Literacy Foundation has discovered that these same
Jews will allow a book into their home through their own front doors. A creative, inspiring book can spark an
interest that the greatest rabbi or educator can't, simply because these Jews will never have the opportunity to
hear their words.
Therefore, the mission of the Jewish Literacy Foundation is
to promote Jewish literacy through the creation and distribution of quality materials to Jewish adults either
directly or through existing Jewish organizations.
By providing essential Jewish knowledge for
the world's under-educated Jews, the Jewish Literacy Foundation delivers the resources and tools necessary to
participate in Jewish traditions and holidays and to discover Jewish knowledge and ideas.