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Membership

Membership Year 

September 1 – August 31

For more information about membership benefits, contact Michelle Katz at mkatz@associationforjewishstudies.org.

Membership Categories

Professional Membership

Professional Membership is open to anyone with a professional or scholarly interest in Jewish Studies. “Professional interest” refers to someone whose part or full time vocation is devoted either to teaching, research or related academic endeavors in Jewish Studies. “Scholarly interest” refers to someone who shares the intellectual interests of the Organization, but whose major vocation is not in Jewish Studies.

Graduate Student Membership

Graduate Student Membership is for graduate students pursuing a degree in an area of Jewish Studies. Graduate students who are employed on a full-time basis are not eligible for Student Membership.

Special EAJS Membership

Special EAJS Membership is open to all EAJS members. Please contact Michelle Katz at mkatz@associationforjewishstudies.org for more information.

Membership Dues

Effective for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 membership years (September 1– August 31)

IncomeAnnual Dues
Above $150,000$185
$110,000 to $150,000
$170
$90,000 to $110,000$155
$70,000 to $90,000$130
$50,000 to $70,000$110
$30,000 to $50,000$85
Less than $30,000
$55
Student Rate*
$35
Institutional Rate$1000.00 (Full) / $500.00 (Associate)

* Student Membership is open to full-time graduate students who are concentrating in an area of Jewish Studies. Verification of full-time status must be submitted by the registrar of the institution at which the student is enrolled in order to qualify for Student Membership.

PAYMENT METHODS

All online purchases require a MyAJS account.

Current AJS members already have accounts in the system; use your email address on file with the AJS office to log in or request your password.

If you are not an active AJS member follow the link for New Visitor Registration to create your MyAJS account.

Print and mail form to:

Association for Jewish Studies
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

Why I Join

"AJS has been an important professional home to me for nearly two decades, providing support and opportunity from graduate school through full professorship. ... I am happy to give back to the organization that has given me so much."
— Melissa R. Klapper, Professor of History, Rowan University
"I have been attending AJS conferences more or less annually for 20 years since my second year of graduate school when I decided to take the train from Philadelphia to Boston to see what I had gotten myself into. The AJS as an organization and as a community has not only been welcoming but has also been indispensable to my professional and personal development as a scholar."
— Adam Shear, Associate Professor, Director of the Jewish Studies Program, University of Pittsburgh; core member of the Programs in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Cultural Studies, and the European Studies Center of the University Center for International Studies; AJS Review Coeditor
"In my decades as a member, I have been fascinated by all the changes in the field reflected in what happens within the AJS, the new trends that surface in its conferences and publications. I have also been deeply inspired-by the intellectual engagement but also by the ceaseless efforts to be supportive, to make connections, to knit so many different people and perspectives together into a scholarly community."
— Steven Weitzman, Ella Darivoff Director, Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, Abraham M. Ellis Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania
"The AJS is a community that uniquely appreciates and attends to the complexities of sustaining Jewish Studies programs. I believe in the organizational mission to strengthen Jewish Studies scholarship and foster our vital presence in the academy."
— Lori Hope Lefkovitz, Ruderman Professor and Director of Jewish Studies Program, Professor of English, Director, Humanities Center, Northeastern University