Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

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The Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ) is a cross-disciplinary organization of individuals whose research concerns the Jewish people throughout the world.

Purpose[edit]

The ASSJ comprises primarily academics, but also policy analysts, communal professionals, and activists whose research concerns the Jewish people throughout the world. Social scientific disciplines represented include sociology, social psychology, social anthropology, demography, contemporary history, social work, political science, and Jewish education. Members work throughout the world but primarily in North America, Israel, and Europe.[1]

The ASSJ encourages and facilitates contact among researchers, supports the dissemination of research, and assists in the cultivation of younger scholars.[1]

Past presidents[edit]

Past vice presidents[edit]

Past treasurers[edit]

  • Carmel Chiswick
  • Gail Glicksman
  • Bruce Phillips (2012-2015)
  • Leonard Saxe (2015-2016)
  • Matthew Boxer (2016-)

Past secretaries[edit]

  • Uzi Rebhun
  • Benjamin Phillips (2008-2010)
  • Theodore Sasson (2010-2012)
  • Matthew Boxer (2012-2016)
  • Jennifer Thompson (2016-)

Publication[edit]

The organization publishes a journal, Contemporary Jewry, several times a year with research articles that draw on a range of social scientific fields and methodologies.[1]

The Marshall Sklare Award[edit]

The Marshall Sklare Award is an annual honor of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ). The ASSJ seeks to recognize "a senior scholar who has made a significant scholarly contribution to the social scientific study of Jewry." In most cases, the recipient has given a scholarly address. In recent years, the honored scholar has presented the address at the annual meeting of the Association for Jewish Studies. The award is named after sociologist Marshall Sklare.

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