Israeli Section of IBBY

c/o Levin Kipnis Center for Children's


Levinsky Teachers' College

P.O. Box 48130

61480 Tel-Aviv

Tel. [int. +972] 3 690 2456

Fax [int. +972] 3 604 8117




Ms Ilana Elkad-Lehman


(address of the section)


Executive Secretary

Ms Tami Israel

(address of the section)


Bookbird Correspondant

Ms Yakoova Sacerdoti


The Israeli section of IBBY is located in the Levinsky Teachers College of Education in Tel Aviv. Thanks to its location, the section has easy contact to young people and is able to emphasis the importance of reading from a very young age.

Twice a year the section publishes a newsletter containing information about children's literature activities and congresses in Israel and abroad, information about new children's books published in Israel, information about award winners, and so on.

IBBY Israel holds the archive of a very prominent author for children, one of the first authors to write in Hebrew, Levin Kipnis, after whom the center is named. It also holds the archives of other authors, and many students undertake their graduate research on these authors. Every two years the section awards the Levin Kipnis Prize for a research project about children's literature.