Membership Year
September 1 – August 31

Membership Benefits

  • New! 50% discount on JPASS –JSTOR’s individual access plan! AJS members can now access the annual JPASS for $99—a 50% discount off what others will pay. A $19.50 monthly plan is also available to those seeking short term JSTOR access. Contact the AJS office at for more details.
  • Reduced conference registration rates.
  • Subscription to AJS Perspectives, the newsletter of the Association for Jewish Studies, published bi-annually.
  • Subscription to AJS Review, the scholarly journal of the Association for Jewish Studies, published bi-annually.
  • Resources section of AJS website, with news about grants, events, and other information for scholars.
  • Eligibility to apply for members-only grants and prizes, including conference travel grants and the Jordan Schnitzer Book Awards.
  • Discounted subscriptions to select journals and publications.
  • Access to AJS' Positions listings, Member Directory, and Syllabi Directory.
  • In addition, your membership dues help to support the mission of the Association for Jewish Studies.

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.

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.

New! Special EAJS Membership
Special EAJS Membership is open to all EAJS members. Please contact Michelle Katz at for more information.

Membership Dues
Effective for the 2016-2017 membership year (September 1, 2016– August 31, 2017)

 Annual Income


 Above $150,000


 $110,000 to $150,000 $170.00
 $90,000 to $110,000 $155.00
 $70,000 to $90,000 $130.00
 $50,000 to $70,000


 $30,000 to $50,000


 Less than $30,000


 Student Rate*


 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. Verifi cation 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.
**Please click here for information on institutional membership.

Payment Methods

By Credit Card
Members are strongly encouraged to pay all dues and fees by credit card through the AJS’s online secure server.

By Check
If you are unable to pay online, please make checks payable to the Association for Jewish Studies. Please also make sure to submit a Membership Enrollment/Renewal Form with your check in order to ensure the accuracy of your membership record. If you reside outside the USA, your check must be in U.S. dollars and payable at a U.S. bank.

Membership Data Privacy Policy

The Association for Jewish Studies maintains records of member mailing addresses, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses in order to contact members regarding organizational matters. The AJS mailing list, which is rented through A.B. Data Information, contains only names and mailing addresses. Members' institutional affiliations, subject area of research, and email address will be included in the AJS's online member directory, unless members specifically opt out through their member accounts.