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AJS 56th Annual Conference

December 15–19, 2024

The Annual Conference of the Association for Jewish Studies is the largest annual international gathering of Jewish Studies scholars in the world. With more than 1200 attendees, over 190 sessions, a major book exhibit of leading publishers, cultural programming, plenary, and awards, the AJS annual conference provides a unique opportunity to share ideas and explore the world of Jewish Studies scholarship.

Join us online in 2024 for a conference accessible to all Jewish Studies scholars, regardless of ability to travel.

New in 2024!

• Presentations can be delivered in English, French, German, Hebrew or Spanish

• Presenters will be able to indicate presentation time preferences

Live social events will take place at locations worldwide

• Virtual networking tools will be available to all attendees

In-person AJS Gatherings

On Sunday, December 15, join AJS conference attendees to socialize, connect, network, and explore cultural centers in local gatherings in cities around the globe. We have coordinated gatherings in

• Philadelphia
• New York
• Cincinnati
• Toronto
• London, England
• Chicago
• Washington DC
• Bay Area, California
• Jerusalem
• Boston
• Bern, Switzerland
+ more cities to be announced later

AJS Suppers

The AJS will be sponsoring home-hospitality dinners for participants all over the world, especially in locations outside of AJS Gathering cities. The AJS will provide small stipends for individuals who would like to host dinner gatherings in their homes for small (6-10 person) groups of conference attendees. We hope that getting together for meals will foster a sense of collegiality and connectedness that makes the conference experience so worthwhile and energizing. More details on how to host or be a dinner guest will be announced later in the year.

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