For many years, AJS has been my academic home away from home, plus it was a special honor for me to serve its members as a Board member and officer.
This is an exciting year for the Association for Jewish Studies as we look forward to celebrating our 50th Anniversary Conference this December in Boston. Witnessing the growth and expansion of the organization over these past few decades is thrilling, and we as an organization should take pride in what we’ve been able to accomplish: awards and grants for members, professional development opportunities, more publications, and an ever-growing conference. But as we celebrate this milestone, we are already thinking about the next 50 years of the organization and how we can ensure that the AJS will not only thrive, but continue to grow and offer even more resources for our members.
With this in mind, we are asking you to consider joining us as part of the AJS’s new Legacy Society, a planned giving initiative that will allow you to leave a portion of your estate to the AJS in the future. Regardless of your current capacity to give to the AJS, the Legacy Society will allow you to make a gift to the organization as part of your estate planning, enabling you to support future generations of Jewish Studies scholars, teachers, and researchers.
For many of you, the AJS has been your intellectual home for many years, a place to share and celebrate your research, meet new colleagues, gain career support, and make lifelong friendships. Given your importance to the AJS and the AJS’s importance to you, we hope you will become part of this new group. Download the brochure that explains the Society in more detail and also has information on how you can enroll in the Legacy Society.
The AJS has so much to celebrate now and, with your help, we will have much to celebrate in the years ahead.
Judith R. Baskin
Jonathan Sarna and Ruth Langer