Michael Rose, proprietor of Judaica Book Centre, has over 30 years of experience with both Hebrew and English Judaica books. Born in London, Michael was already working part time at the JMC bookshop doing stock taking and working Jewish Book Week events through high school. Upon aliya in 1992, Michael worked at several book stores before opening up the Judaica Book Centre in December 1997. Judaica Book Centre was first established as a physical store on Even Israel St. in Jerusalem but became a solely virtual entity in April 2009.
Michael has developed a unique expertise in Judaica knowledge as well as developing extended trade connections with publishing houses, publishers and trade distributors of Judaica books around the world. The Judaica Book Centre caters to a wide variety of customers for individual sales, online bar mitzvah registry, to seminaries, yeshivot and libraries all over Israel. Personal service is a byword of Michael’s. He is well-known for his home deliveries between Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh and gives special attention to attaining hard to get titles for his customers.
In June 2015 Michael and his wife Zia extended their bookish endeavors to include the purchase of Israel’s landmark second hand English bookstore Sefer ve Sefel located in central Jerusalem. Sefer ve Sefel boasts an extensive collection of over 26,000 fiction and nonfiction titles and now features more new and used Judaica titles than ever before.