As the largest professional organization in this interdisciplinary field, the AJS has supported research, teaching, and scholarship in Jewish Studies since it was founded in 1969. Our publications, annual meetings, and other initiatives ensure that the AJS leads the field, maintains professional standards, and supports our scholars and students in their work. Contributions to the AJS@50 Fund celebrate our accomplishments of our first fifty years and guarantee excellence for the next half-century.
I choose to donate to the AJS because as the premier Jewish Studies professional organization, it serves the field in numerous and crucial ways. … For all scholars in Jewish Studies, whether they are at the senior level or just beginning their careers, the AJS is indispensable and I remain eternally grateful to it for all the good it does.
— John M. Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, University of California-Berkeley
At this stage in my career, AJS gives me the chance to discover young, talented scholars and the newest frontiers of research. I also have the privilege of paying it forward both figuratively and literally, by mentoring others as well as by contributing financially to help ensure AJS's future.
— Dr. Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Irving Lehrman Research Associate Professor of American Jewish History, and Walter and Sarah Schlesinger Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, the Jewish Theological Seminary
I believe in both giving back and giving forward. When I donate to AJS, I acknowledge the key role it has played in my scholarly career, from graduate school days onward. … I not only want to thank AJS for all this; I also want to enable future generations of scholars to have similar opportunities to help grow the Jewish Studies community and transform the field.
— Jeffrey Shandler, Chair, Department of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University, past president, Association for Jewish Studies