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AJS Conference Mentorship Program

The Association for Jewish Studies invites early and mid-career scholars, graduate students, and individuals working or considering working outside of academia to participate in its annual conference mentorship program. Mentees with be matched with mentors to discuss various aspects related to career development. Mentees and mentors will meet in person at a mutually agreed upon time during the 55th Annual Conference, taking place December 17 - 19, 2023 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

The deadline to apply for the conference mentorship program is Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Applicants, who must be current 2023 AJS members, will have the opportunity to describe their interests in the mentorship program and to suggest potential mentors. There is no list of mentors; rather the AJS asks applicants to list potential individuals with whom you would like to be matched. If you're not sure of specific individuals, please search for scholars or practitioners in your field or the field in which you'd like to work (do not leave the preferred mentors categories blank). The AJS will attempt to match applicants with one of their preferred mentors, but based on availability and the number of applicants, the AJS may not be able to create mentorship pairings for everyone. Applicants should not contact potential mentors, as the AJS will make all arrangements.

Contact Amy Weiss at with questions.