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AJS Institutional Membership

What is Institutional Membership?

This membership category is intended for college and university programs and departments, research institutions, and cultural organizations that have a particular focus on Jewish Studies.

The current membership year runs from September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 and has an annual fee of $1,000 for full membership and $500 for associate membership.

The AJS welcomes institutional memberships from individual programs or from groups of programs within the same institution.

Why Institutional Membership?

Through the Institutional Membership Program, AJS turns for support to the organizations, departments, and programs that benefit from the variety of professional services the AJS offers.

Full Institutional Membership is open to all programs, departments, research institutions, and cultural organizations.

Associate Institutional Membership is open to programs and departments that offer no higher than the B.A. or M.A. degree, and small research institutes and cultural organizations.

Several programs/centers within the same institution may participate in one institutional membership.*

Benefits include:

» Full Institutional Members are eligible to purchase bulk memberships for graduate students in affiliate departments. Instead of $35/student, Institutional Members will pay $25/student. (Please note, more than one membership has to be purchased to receive discount)

» Full Institutional Members will receive a 10% discount on all future Distinguished Lecture Program talks and Associate Institutional Members will receive a 5% discount on all future Distinguished Lecture Program talks.

» Listing of Institutional Members in the Annual Conference Program Book; in AJS Perspectives, the bi-annual AJS magazine; and on the AJS website

» Office copies of AJS Review and AJS Perspectives*

» 15% discount off advertising placed in AJS Positions Bulletin, AJS Perspectives, and the Annual Conference Program Book*

» Complimentary interview space at the AJS conference (November 15 deadline to reserve space)

» Complimentary directory (in Excel format) of more than 160 Jewish Studies programs and departments, including names of chairs/directors, program mailing addresses, and web-links

* Institutional memberships shared by several programs within the same institution will designate one program to receive the subscription to AJS Review and AJS Perspectives, and the 15% advertising discount

Do not hesitate to contact our Membership and Database Manager, Michelle Katz, if you have any questions regarding these materials. Michelle can be reached by phone (917.606.8249) or e-mail ( at the AJS office.

We hope your institution will be able to play a vital and visible role in promoting Jewish Studies by joining the ranks of AJS Institutional Members.