About Gefen


Gefen Publishing House is an English-language publisher with more than 20 years of publishing experience. Based in Jerusalem, with a distribution center in New York, Gefen is also a main distributor of books published by many Israeli publishers, in Hebrew, English, and other languages.

By maintaining two centers of publishing and distribution we are best equipped to serve the author, the reading public, as well as Israeli publishers who wish to distribute their titles in North America.

Gefen's books and publications are available at major retailers and many independent outlets. Gefen's titles are also listed with major Internet sites, such as Amazon, Barnes&Noble and Baker&Taylor.

Mission statement

At Gefen Publishing House we are dedicated to producing a broad range of quality titles relating to Judaism, Jewish thought, and Israel, including history, the Holocaust, art, children's books, philosophy, science, biographies, and more.

Books From Israel - Israbook

Israbook is Israel's leading library and search service for any publication in any language from Israel.
Finding and supplying every book and media need, including out-of-print, rare books published in various languages in Israel, Periodicals and Magazines, Hebrew bestsellers, Literature, Archeology, Science, Art, Law, Medicine, Religion, Children's books and much more. Worldwide clientele includes libraries, universities, booksellers, multi-cultural libraries and collectors. Gefen Publishing House in Jerusalem is the home to ISRABOOK.
To contact Israbook send an email to: israbook@gefenpublishing.com

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Submit a Manuscript

Authors interested in writing a book for Gefen Publishing House are invited to submit a proposal. When submitting a proposal, please include the following

  • Cover Letter with all contact information (name, address, email,
    telephone and fax).
  • 1-2 page synopsis of Book
  • Printed copy of manuscript including Table of Contents.
  • Short biography of Author.
  • Audience book is geared towards.
  • Self addressed stamped envelope (if you wish the materials be mailed back to you if we do not publish the book.)
If you have any questions about submitting a manuscript, send an email to:info@gefenpublishing.com


Gefen Publishing House, Ltd.
6 Hatzvi St.
Jerusalem, 94386

We respond to most queries within three months.