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Recent Content

2018 JDC Archives Fellowship Program: Deadline Extended

The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) Archives is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its 2018 fellowship program. In 2018, 6 fellowships will be awarded to senior scholars, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and independent researchers to conduct research in the JDC Archives, either in New York or in Jerusalem.

Academic Language Experts - Academic Translators and Editors (Freelance)

Academic Language Experts - https://www.aclang.com/is a company dedicated to helping academic scholars publish their research in prestigious academic fora around the world. We help scholars translate, edit and format their research for publication in academic journals, books, conferences, and more.

Ph.D Scholarship for Academic Year 2018-2019: For the study of Jewish North-American Communities and their place in Israeli Society

The lab (research team) "World Jewry—Views from Israel" is now offering a scholarship for Ph.D studies at the Israel Studies Center of the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, located at the Sde Boker Campus of Ben-Gurion University. Eligible for the scholarship are graduates of thesis-track MA programs in the social sciences with a 90 + grade average (BA graduates with distinction will also be considered for direct Ph.D track).

The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program at Tel Aviv University

July 01 – July 26, 2018

The summer program will take place on the Tel Aviv University campus from July 1 to July 26, 2018. The program offers intensive Yiddish instruction at five levels, including a new and unique Advanced Seminar for Research Students.

Language instruction is supplemented by a rich afternoon academic and cultural program, including lectures, researchers’ colloquium, conversation classes, music workshops, and tours, as well as evening cultural and social events.

AAJR - Baron Book Prize



The American Academy for Jewish Research invites submissions for the Salo Wittmayer Baron Book Prize.  The Baron Book Prize ($5,000) is awarded annually to the author of an outstanding first book in Jewish studies.