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Who are JCBC Authors?

Bracha Goetz is the author of over 30 Jewish picture books that can be found online here​.  Her books make life's deepest concepts clear - in a delightfully simple way.   She can be contacted for presentations at  

Peshie Needleman has been writing for magazines such as Mishpacha, Binah, Lifestyle, and The Front Page for twenty years. Her biweekly humor column in The Front Page and her monthly High Dive column in Binah help her find meaning (and some belly laughs!) in her everyday routine.

Judith Mesch  tries to keep learning about doing mitzvos just like the little boy in her story.  She is the author of A Little Gallows Humor, Tzittering in Golus, and other occasional light verse, of children's poems including I'm Not Afraid of the Vacuum Cleaner, What Do Squirrels Do When it Rains, and The Glove Tree, and The Strange and Wonderful Cornfield, A Circle of Frogs, and The Man Who Painted Rainbows (Twenty or Less Press 20011, 2012, 2013 ), a series of three mildly magical children's books.  

H.R. Lederfeind is a Brooklyn based mother, grandmother and writer. She wrote this book based on the real life occurrence of a young girl baking cupcakes for her granddaughter's kiddish! This is her first children's book and we are looking forward to her next work.

Mindy Rafalowitz has published seven children's books in Hebrew which Israeli children have been enjoying for many years. "Lefties are Alright" can finally be enjoyed by English speakers as well. Check out her new cookbook “Take it easy!”  with close to 150 gluten-free, deliciously easy recipes and tips for Pesach and all year around!

​​​​​​​Yehudis Litvak lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children. She has been writing since an early age, and her work has been published in Hamodia, Binah, Jewish Press, Jewish Home LA, and Tachlis Magazine. While she writes both fiction and non-fiction, her passion is teaching Torah through literature, and she regularly updates her blog at with book lists and reading recommendations.

Shulem Yosef & Shanie Lieberman, of Brooklyn, NY, have been published by several newspapers and magazines, including The Jewish Press and Inyan Magazine.  They enjoy writing fiction and non-fiction in a format that promotes Torah values.   Pirate B.T., the story of Pirate Joe, is their first children’s book.  It is the first of a trilogy series based on the fictional and adventurous tale of a young baal teshuva.