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 Rela Mintz Geffen
Gratz College, PA, USA

Editorial Board

Regine Azria, L'Ecole des Haute Etudes en Science Sociales, France
Steven M. Cohen, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, USA
Calvin Goldscheider, Brown University and American University, USA
Samuel Heilman, Queens College, NY, USA
Debra Kaufman, Northeastern University, USA
Judit Bokser Liwerant, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Bruce Phillips, Hebrew Union College, USA
Uzi Rebhun, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Leonard Saxe, Brandeis University
Ira M. Sheskin, University of Miami, USA
Diane Wolf, University of California at Davis, USA

See here for further details.