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Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

The Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry (ASSJ) is a Jewish people throughout the world.


  • Purpose 1
  • Past presidents 2
  • Publication 3
  • The Marshall Sklare Award 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


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


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

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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External links

  • ASSJ website
  • ASSJ full-text publications on the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner
  • full text articlesContemporary Jewry on the Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner
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