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Resources & Conference Features

Travel Assistance

Travel Grants

Since 2009, the AJS has awarded more than $150,000 in travel grant funding to its members.

Hotel Roommates & Rideshares

A forum for AJS members seeking to share rooming expenses at or rides to the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.


The Association for Jewish Studies is happy to announce that it will be offering childcare to its members at the 49th Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Meeting Spaces

Interview Rooms

AJS policy forbids the use of private guest rooms for the scheduling of interviews with attendees at our conference. The AJS will provide for a modest fee meeting room space where interviews can be conducted in a dignified and comfortable manner.

Conference Features

AJS Honors Its Authors

The Association for Jewish Studies and Jewish Book Council would like to celebrate your new book!

Special Events

Plenary and Gala Banquet

You are especially encouraged to join fellow AJS members for the Gala Banquet and Plenary Lecture on Sunday evening, December 17 at 7:15 PM.  This year's Plenary Lecture will be delivered by Daniel Kurtzer, Professor in Middle Eastern Policy Studies at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson Institute and former United States Ambassador to Israel and to Egypt.

Walking Tour

On this tour you will see four historic synagogues and several government buildings that help tell the story of Washington’s early Jewish community. Pre-registration is required.

Theater Night

Enjoy a night at the theater with your fellow conference attendees. Pre-registration is required.

Professional Development Workshop

Just added for 2017! Thanks to generous funding, we are now able to extend the Annual Conference an extra day, adding an exciting day-long professional development workshop for members on a first-come, first-served basis. This workshop will sell out, so please register early!

Resources on Academic Conferences

Don't Get the Hook (or How to Have a Great Time Presenting at the 49th Annual AJS Conference)

Short video by AJS Executive Director Warren Hoffman.

Art of Conferencing

A collection of of articles covering: How to Prepare Conference Proposals and Abstracts, Making the Most of the Conference, How to Give an Exciting Talk, Guidance for Conference Roles, Interviewing at the Conference, and How to Pitch Your Book at a Conference.