JBI International, Inc. dba Jewish Braille Institute
Rating: 4.96 stars 24 reviews
Issues: Disabilities, Education, Health, Human Services
Location: 110 East 30th Street New York NY 10016 USA
Programs: JBI International (established in 1931 as the Jewish Braille Institute) provides the visually impaired, blind and reading disabled of all ages with FREE books, magazines and special publications of Jewish and general interest in Audio, Large Print and Braille formats that enable them to maintain their connection to the world of ideas and the life of their communities. JBI Talking Books (over 13,000 titles) provide access to a very wide range of fiction and non-fiction; periodicals and cultural programs keep people entertained, informed and connected; customized textbooks and Bar/Bat Mitzvah materials allow blind, visually impaired and dyslexic students to study alongside their peers; and JBI's liturgical materials, in Braille, Audio, and Large Print, allow participation in synagogue services. JBI is truly the only resource of its kind worldwide. JBI's materials are available in English, Russian, Yiddish, Hebrew, Romanian, Hungarian, Polish and now in Spanish. Additionally, JBI's pioneering Low Vision Clinic at Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv is the premier facility of its kind, treating the visual consequences of congenital disease, aging, or head injury, with personalized optometric devices. JBI serves more than 35,000 individuals in need all over the world, FREE OF CHARGE.
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JBI is a very much appreciated. They are very kind and very helpful. Having Jewish books on tape and in braille both in English and in Hebrew is invaluable. Government libraries have general subject books, but they do not have anything Jewish. Much thanks to all the staff and volunteers. If you are a person or organization looking for where to donate, please consider JBI. JBI makes a huge difference in the lives and learning of the Jewish disabled community.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
being able to get Jewish materials on tape and in braille.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
very friendly and helpful.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
increase the number of books available, also increase their outreach activities to adults and children in the Jewish disabled community.
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About every month
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