Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

Book Series


Studies of Jews in Society focuses on social scientific studies of Jewry, taking a broad perspective on “social science”, to include anthropology, communications, demography, economics, education, ethnography, geography, history, politics, population, social psychology, and sociology. The series will highlight contrasts and diversity between different manifestations of Jewry and the ways in which Jews and Jewry bridge between these diversities and to the wider contexts in which Jews and Jewry are found.

Aims & Scope

Studies of Jews in Society publishes works that address the myriad ways in which Jews bridge their many diversities both within Jewry and between Jewish and non-Jewish worlds including different national or religious orientations, religious and secular divides, denominational differences, historical changes, urban-suburban-rural divides, immigrant vs. native (in terms of internal and international migration) and even bridges between different modes of research and analysis (e.g. quantitative vs. qualitative studies of Jews; local vs. national vs. global studies of Jews).


Studies of Jews in Society appeals to social scientists and general scholars in Jewish studies; academics who teach Jewish studies; undergraduates and graduate students in Jewish studies, sociologists interested in religion and ethnicity; communal professionals who deal with Jewish organizations and individuals; lay leaders involved with Jewish organizations and individuals;sociologists interested in religion and ethnicity. As such the series will encompass scientific research written in such a way that all of these audiences may access it (paralleling the readership of the journal, Contemporary Jewry).

Series Editor

Professor Judit Bokser Liwerant (interim)
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico

Editorial Board

Sarah Bunin Benor, Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, USA
Matt Boxer, Brandeis University, USA
Jonathan Boyd, Institute For Jewish Policy Research, UK
Paul Burstein, University of Washington, USA
Barry Chiswick, George Washington University, USA
Carmel Chiswick, George Washington University, USA
Sergio DellaPergola, Hebrew University, Israel
Zvi Gitelman, University of Michigan, USA
Calvin Goldscheider, Brown University, USA
Harriet Hartman, Rowan University, USA
Samuel Heilman, City University of New York, USA
Debra Kaufman, North Eastern University, USA
Shaul Kelner, Vanderbilt University, USA
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett,, New York University, USA
Lilach Lev Ari, Oranim College, Israel
Judit Bokser Liwerant, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Riv-Ellen Prell, University of Minnesota, USA
Uzi Rebhun, Hebrew University, Israel
Jonathan Sarna, Brandeis University, USA
Ted Sasson, Mandel Foundation, USA
Leonard Saxe, Brandeis University, USA
Ira Sheskin,University of Miami, USA
Chaim Waxman, Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, Israel

Additional Information

For further information about publishing in the series, contact Judit Bokser Liwerant.