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Founded in 1969, the Association for Jewish Studies (AJS) is a learned society and professional organization that seeks to promote, maintain, and improve teaching and research in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning. More . . .


AJS is pleased to launch the
AJS@50 Annual Fund


New! Statement on U.S. Executive Order "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States" More . . .

AJS announces the search for its next Executive Director. More . . .

AJS Perspectives The Freedom Issue now online. More . . .

Call for Applications: Writing Beyond the Academy
Five-day seminar to help academics develop skills for sharing their expertise with wider publics and engaging diverse audiences beyond the university's walls.
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2016 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award Winners
Please join us in celebrating the recipients of the 2016 Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards.
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AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowship Competition to Support Doctoral Completion in the 2017-2018 Academic Year
AJS invites applications for its second annual Dissertation Completion Fellowship competition. More . . .

AJS 2016-2017 Webinar Series
Please join us for our lunchtime webinar series, a new benefit of AJS membership. All you need is a computer and a phone or microphone.
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AJS Distinguished Lectureship Program
AJS Distinguished Lectureship Program brings leading scholars to your community. More . . .

AJS Resolution Opposing Academic Boycotts
Approved by AJS Board of Directors December 17, 2013. More . . .


AJS Perspectives Fall 2016: The Freedom Issue

AJS Perspectives Fall 2016: The Freedom Issue

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Resource Highlights

Syllabi Directory (members only)

A collection of more than 150 syllabi in all areas of Jewish studies. Members may download syllabi and add their own.

Submit syllabi | Go to the directory

Conference Papers on Teaching

A collection of papers delivered at AJS Annual Conferences related to teaching Jewish Studies. Sessions sponsored by the Pedagogy Working Group in Jewish Studies.

View the collection

Events in Jewish Studies

A guide to conferences, seminars, lectures, calls for papers, exhibitions, and other events worldwide.

Submit your event | Go to the guide