A Word of Welcome from Dr. Elias Sacks, Director of The Jewish Publication Society


Dr. Elias Sacks, Director

Welcome to JPS. Since 1888, we have been the preeminent not-for-profit publisher of books at the heart of Jewish life in the English-speaking world. Our unique niche is “accessible scholarship,” presenting the best of Jewish scholarship in an intellectually rigorous yet accessible and engaging way to a broad public. Our publications include The JPS TANAKH, esteemed Bible commentaries, landmark projects such as the classic Jewish Catalogs and the first Jewish gender-sensitive translation of the Hebrew Bible (forthcoming in 2023), and hundreds of works of history, philosophy, and literature. Our authors include both established and emerging voices, and—along with our readers, supporters, and partner organizations—represent the full spectrum of the Jewish community.

This is my first message since becoming JPS Director in January 2023: I spent the previous decade as a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, where I directed the Jewish Studies program. As thankful as I am for my time as a tenured professor and university administrator, I’m thrilled to now be part of JPS’s work of allowing Jewish sources to speak in an ever-changing world. I welcome you to our community, and I invite you to reach out to me so that we can build JPS’s future together. Whether it’s through donations or book purchases that support our mission or ideas for publications that open up new horizons of learning, your partnership make a tremendous difference, and we’re so very grateful.

With gratitude and excitement,

Dr. Elias Sacks
The Jewish Publication Society

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