For more information about membership benefits, contact Michelle Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 to teaching, research or other work related to Jewish Studies. “Jewish Studies” encompasses, but is not limited to, academia, museums, non-profits, foundations, or religious institutions. "Scholarly interest" refers to someone who shares the intellectual interests of the AJS, but whose major vocation is not in Jewish Studies. Professional membership also includes graduate students pursuing a degree in an area of Jewish Studies.
The AJS membership year is changing!
The AJS is moving to an annual membership structure in 2020, where membership will run January through December; previously the membership term was from September 1 – August 31.
2019 is a transition year, with a special four-month membership spanning September 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019. Membership fees (as seen below) reflect this one-time-only four month transition period.
To submit a proposal to present at the conference, a 2019 four-month membership is required.
2019 Transition Membership Rate*
(September - December 2019)
|$150,001 to $175,000||$67|
|$110,001 to $150,000||$62|
|$90,001 to $110,000||$57|
|$70,001 to $90,000||$48|
|$50,001 to $70,000||$42|
|$30,001 to $50,000||$32|
|$20,001 to $30,000||$22|
|Less than $20,000||$12|
* EAJS members qualify for special rates. Please contact Michelle Katz at email@example.com for details.
All online purchases require a MyAJS account.
Current and past AJS members and conference attendees 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 do not have an account or have questions about account status, please contact Michelle Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-606-8249.
Print and mail form to:
Association for Jewish Studies
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
"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