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AJS@50 Annual Fund

The Association for Jewish Studies is pleased to launch the AJS@50 Annual Fund, in recognition of our 50th anniversary in 2019. The AJS@50 Annual Fund recognizes the successes of our organization over the past five decades, and seeks to ensure excellence in the field for the next half-century.

As we look towards our fiftieth anniversary, AJS invites contributions to the AJS@50 Annual Fund to help advance and expand our mission. Your support of the AJS@50 Annual Fund will enable us to undertake several new initiatives in 2017 including:

  • An institutional survey of Jewish Studies programs and departments, focusing on funding sources, undergraduate and graduate training, and requirements
  • Professional development webinars and programs focused on helping graduate students and recent PhDs secure careers inside and outside academia
  • Podcasts of special conference sessions and member interviews, to bring the work of Jewish Studies scholars to wider audiences
  • Enhancements to the AJS website, ensuring it serves as a cutting-edge medium for scholarly communication and outreach

The Association for Jewish Studies thanks all of those who contributed to the organization in 2016.

Other Giving Opportunities include:

Travel Grants, AJS Annual Conference, December 17 - 19, 2017

Sponsorship of travel grants to support presentations by scholars at AJS 48th Annual Conference, December 17 – 19, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Travel grants may be subject specific, or open to all accepted presenters. Priority goes to scholars who receive little to no institutional support for conference travel.

Contribution to the AJS Conference Childcare Fund 

Subsidize the cost of on-site childcare for scholars presenting at the AJS 49th Annual Conference, December 17 - 19, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.

Please join us as a contributor to the AJS@50 Annual Fund at any level that is meaningful to you. Charitable donations are 100 percent tax deductible. You may make a donation by credit card online by clicking here:

For information about additional giving opportunities, please contact AJS Development Associate Susan Sapiro at ssapiro@ajs.cjh.org or 917.606.8249. Thank you so much for your support.