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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 . . .

DECEMBER 18 - 20, 2016

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New! Webinars
An archive of webinars sponsored by the Association for Jewish Studies. More . . .

New! Jordan Schnitzer Award Expanding
The Jordan Schnitzer Book Award is expanding in 2016. More . . .

New! AJS Thanks Its Donors
AJS expresses its gratitude to the individuals and institutions that generously supported the organization over 2015. More . . .

New! AJS Dissertation Completion Fellowships 
AJS invites applications for its first annual Dissertation Completion Fellowship competition. More . . .

New! AJS Honors Its Authors
Each year, AJS celebrates our members' recent publications with a special catalog sponsored by the Jewish Book Council's Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature.
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New! Berman Foundation Early Career Fellowships in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community
The Berman Foundation Early Career Fellowships – awards of up to $8,000 for the 2016-2017 academic year – will help offset scholars’ expenses in turning their dissertations into monographs or refereed journal articles.
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New! Berman Foundation Dissertation Fellowships in Support of Research in the Social Scientific Study of the Contemporary American Jewish Community
The Berman Fellowships—two awards of $16,000 each—will support dissertations in the social scientific study of the North American Jewish community. More . . .

2015 Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards 
AJS announces the 2015 winners and finalists of the Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards. More . . .

Report on AJS 2014 Survey of the Jewish Studies Profession
Professor Steven M. Cohen shares his report on the AJS survey of the profession, funded by the American Academy of Jewish Research. More . . .

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


AJS Perspectives Fall 2015: The Translation Issue

AJS Perspectives Spring 2015: The Anxiety 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.

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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