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Nextbook is a nonprofit, Jewish organization founded in 2003 by Elaine Bernstein’s Keren Keshet Foundation to promote Jewish literacy and support Jewish literature, culture and ideas. The organization sponsors public lectures, commissions books on Jewish topics through Schocken Books, and publishes an online magazine, Tablet Magazine.[1][2][3][4][5]

On June 9, 2009, Nextbook changed the name of its online magazine from Nextbook to Tablet Magazine.[6]

As of 2009 Nextbook is funded primarily by the Jewish Communal Fund of New York, a donor-advised fund to which Keren Keshet contributes $16 million per year, according to the 990 tax filing available in 2009.[7]The New York Jewish Week describes Keren Keshet as a "powerhouse" in Jewish philanthropy that provided essentially all of Tablet's $5 million annual budget.[8] Jonathan Harris became editorial director in 2007.[9]

As of 2012 the president of the board is Arthur W. Fried, and Morton Landowne is executive director, described by JTA as a "New York businessman and longtime Modern Orthodox lay leader" whose community experience could help in correcting what some critics call Nextbook’s inability to establish a broader reach across the Jewish community.[10][11]


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  2. ^ Nextbook Disappears The Only Organization Specifically Promoting Jewish Literature in Seattle, CHRISTOPHER FRIZZELLE, The Stranger, July 8, 2008 [1]
  3. ^ July 9, 2008 In which the writer discovers Nextbook’s new read on culture, Tom Tugend, Jewish Journal [2]
  4. ^ June 22, 2008, Nextbook, Jewish literature organization, ends Seattle series Nextbook, a national organization that showcases Jewish literature, culture and ideas, is closing down its Seattle literary series. By Mary Ann Gwinn Seattle Times [3]
  5. ^ November 7, 2003 Chabon kicks off Nextbook initiative, Seattle Post-Intelligencerl [4]
  6. ^ Nextbook becomes Tablet, By Jacob Berkman · June 9, 2009 [5]
  7. ^ Nextbook adapts to recession and offers a lesson The Reporter Group, Issue 27, 2009
  8. ^ A Foot in Both Worlds The New York Jewish Week, 7 November 2007
  9. ^ Harris, Ben (21 December 2007). "He's for the Birds; Jonathan Rosen weighs nature against civilization". Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 3 June 2015. 
  10. ^ Nextbook, Inc. Charity Navigator, 2012
  11. ^ Nextbook Taps New President JTA, 24 October 2007

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