Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

  • CURRENT ISSUE: December 2020 - click here to download full-sized PDF in English or Hebrew     PAST ISSUES: June 2020 - click here to download full-sized PDF in English or Hebrew April 2019 - click here to download full-sized PDF in English or Hebrew December 2018 - click here to download in English or Hebrew  
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Shalom, and welcome to the Israeli chapter of SCBWI! Our members include both published and aspiring children’s authors and illustrators. Our main interest is to open up a window to the world for our writers and illustrators, and we love meeting authors, illustrators and publishing professionals from around the world.

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SCBWI Israel was founded in 1997 by Anna Levine, who served as Regional Advisor for 14 years. She was followed by Miri Leshem-Pelly, who served as Regional Advisor for 10 years.


Today, we have two Co-Regional Advisors, Tzivia MacLeod and Anna Borenstein. Our Illustrator Coordinator is Shirley Waisman.


If you're planning a visit to Israel, please let us know - we'd love to meet you!

For a full list of all upcoming events, click here.