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2020 Sponsors and Exhibitors

Conference Sponsors


The Jewish Theological Seminary, Gershon Gekst Graduate School
Sponsor of the Sunday Pre-plenary Coffee Break (Sunday Afternoon)

The Gershon Kekst Graduate School of The Jewish Theological Seminary offers the most extensive academic program in advanced Jewish Studies in North America.


Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards / Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation

Sami Rohr Prize

Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature
Sponsor of the AJS Honors Its Authors Program


Stanford University, Taube Center for Jewish Studies
Sponsor of the Conference Software

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies offers an interdisciplinary program for the study and understanding of Jewish cultures, literatures, languages, religion, politics, and history.


Wesleyan University
Sponsor of the Film Festival

Wesleyan has an over forty-year history in sponsoring learning in this area. Courses in Jewish Studies and in Hebrew were introduced at Wesleyan in 1967. In its initial years, the program was a modest, though ambitious one and included mainly courses in Judaism and Hebrew language taught in the Religion Department. Over the years the curriculum has grown significantly and courses are taught not only in the Religion Department, but also in a number of other departments. The Hebrew program has become especially robust with classes on all levels from Introductory Hebrew through advanced courses in Israeli literature and culture. Students interested in spending their semester abroad in Israel can enroll in one of the approved programs at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion University in Be'er Sheva, and Haifa University.

Plenary Sponsors




Indiana University, Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program

The Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is one of the largest, oldest, and most comprehensive programs of its kind.


The Jewish Theological Seminary, Gershon Gekst Graduate School

The Gershon Kekst Graduate School of The Jewish Theological Seminary offers the most extensive academic program in advanced Jewish Studies in North America.


Rice University Program in Jewish Studies

The Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University is committed to the academic study of Judaism in its many forms, expressions, and customs.


University of Connecticut Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life

University of Connecticut Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life offers Judaic Studies through creative scholarship, undergraduate and graduate courses, scholarly lectures, and community events.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Center for Jewish Studies

Established in 2003, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unites the general public, students and faculty from various academic disciplines who share a common passion for a deeper understanding of Jewish history, culture and thought.


University of Toronto, Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies

Over the past five decades, the University of Toronto has developed one of the best and most comprehensive Jewish Studies programs in North America. Jewish Studies faculty offer courses in numerous disciplines, including archeology, art, history, languages, literature, performance, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology.


Vanderbilt University, Program in Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt offers an interdisciplinary department that facilitates the critical study of Jewish history, religion, language, philosophy, politics, culture, society, music, art, and literature across continents and over three millennia. Integral to understanding crucial moments in the formation of Christianity and Islam as well as distinct episodes in the cultures of the modern Middle East, Europe, and America, the program accesses the resources of the entire university to explore Judaism, its evolution and expression from biblical times to the present.


York University, Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies

The Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies is Canada’s first interdisciplinary research centre in Jewish Studies, bringing together a vibrant community of scholars and teachers to promote cutting-edge research in the field.

Friends of the Plenary


Yale University, Judaic Studies Program

The Program in Judaic Studies enables students to develop a broad knowledge of the history, religion, literature, philosophy, languages, and politics of the Jews. Jewish societies, texts, ideologies, material cultures, and institutions are studied in a comparative perspective in the context of histories, cultures, and intellectual traditions among which Jews have lived throughout the ages. As an interdisciplinary program, Judaic Studies employs historical, literary, political, social and philosophical methods of analysis.



Association for Jewish Studies

Celebrating its 52nd anniversary this year, the Association for Jewish Studies is the largest learned society and professional organization representing Jewish Studies scholars worldwide. We strive to advance Jewish Studies research and teaching, and to make Jewish Studies scholarship accessible to the wider public. With 2,000 members from 30 countries, we are an interdisciplinary mix of university faculty, students, and museum professionals representing the breadth of Jewish Studies scholarship throughout the humanities and social sciences.

academic studies press

Academic Studies Press

Academic Studies Press is an independent scholarly publisher devoted to advancing knowledge and understanding in the humanities and social sciences.


Brandeis University Press

Brandeis University Press publishes in a variety of scholarly and general interest award-winning books.



Brill is an academic publisher focusing on the humanities.

CCAR Press

CCAR Press

CCAR Press has provided essential resources for the Jewish community of today and tomorrow.


The Jewish Publication Society

JPS is best known for its acclaimed Bible commentary and its widely read English translation of the Hebrew Bible, the JPS TANAKH.


Knopf Doubleday

Knopf Doubleday is the acclaimed publisher of award-winning Jewish Studies and History titles, including titles published by Schocken Books. Authors whose work are on display include Elie Wiesel, Philippe Sands, Hannah Arendt, Rebecca Erbelding, Ben Katchor, Deborah E. Lipstadt, Viktor Frankl, and Esther Safran Foer.


National Museum of American Jewish Military History

Preserve a record of Jews who served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

NYU Press

NYU Press

NYU Press is an award-winning publisher in the humanities and social sciences.


The Posen Library

A vibrant, growing collection curated by leading Jewish Studies scholars which offers unprecedented direct access to thousands of primary sources reflecting Jewish creativity, diversity, and culture world-wide, spanning biblical times to the 21st century.


Princeton University Press

Princeton University Press publishes distinguished trade and textbooks in Jewish Studies.

Project Muse

Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community around the world.


Rowman & Littlefield / Lexington Books

Rowman & Littlefield / Lexington Books publishes critically acclaimed general interest, scholarly books, college textbooks, professional titles, and award winning reference titles.

Rutgers UP

Rutgers University Press

Rutgers University Press is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge to scholars, students, and the general reading public. The Press reflects and extends the University’s core mission of research, instruction, and service. We enhance the work of our authors through exceptional publications that shape critical issues, spark debate, and enrich teaching throughout the world for a wide range of readers.


Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature

In coordination with AJS, the Jewish Book Council's Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature's booth will display 2020 books by the AJS membership. We look forward to greeting you at the Jewish Book Council Booth.

Stanford UP

Stanford University Press

Stanford University Press is a publisher of ideas that matter, books that endure.

SUNY Press

SUNY Press

SUNY Press is publisher of nationally recognized and rapidly growing lists of publications in the areas of Jewish Studies.

UPenn Press

University of Pennsylvania Press

Penn Press exists to publish meritorious works that advance scholarly research and educational objectives.

Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press

Wayne State University Press is a leading publisher of Great Lakes books, Judaica, and African American studies, as well as a wide range of other scholarly and general interest titles.


Yale University Press

The largest U.S.-based university press, YUP is known for its prize-winning books across an array of subjects.