The Association for Jewish Studies is a learned society and professional organization whose mission is to advance research and teaching in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, and to foster greater understanding of Jewish Studies scholarship among the wider public.
With more than 1900 individual members and over 70 institutional members, the AJS provides an intellectual forum for university faculty, graduate students, independent scholars, museum and related professionals, and all those interested in the scholarly field of Jewish Studies.
With 1,200+ attendees, over 190 sessions, a major exhibit hall with leading publishers, cultural programming, and a conference-wide welcome reception and plenary, the AJS Conference is the largest annual gathering of Jewish Studies scholars in the world.
The AJS's publications are leading forums for exploring Jewish Studies scholarship and critical issues in methodology and pedagogy: its peer-reviewed scholarly journal AJS Review, its magazine AJS Perspectives, its e-newsletter AJS News, and its podcast Adventures in Jewish Studies.
As the largest learned society and professional association representing Jewish Studies scholars worldwide, AJS works with its members to offer an array of options for professional development.
The AJS's Public Programs include its Distinguished Lectureship Program, connecting you with distinguished lecturers in the field of Jewish Studies. Enrich your next program with one of over 300 lectures, which cover the breadth of Jewish history, religion, politics, and culture.
Above: Detail from Archie Rand. 326: To Send the Impure from the Temple (Numbers 5:2), 2001-2006. From the series The 613. Acrylic on canvas. 20 x 16 in. Photo by Samantha Baskind
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