The ASSJ's journal, Contemporary Jewry, serves as the single source for the social scientific consideration of world Jewry, its institutions, trends, character, and concerns. In its pages can be found work by leading scholars and important new researchers from North America, Europe, Australasia, and Israel. While much relevant scholarship about Jewry is published in general social science journals, as well as more narrowly focused periodicals, no single scholarly journal focuses primarily on the social scientific study of Jewry.

Over 150 articles have been published in Contemporary Jewry since its inception. Each issue includes articles or review essays across a variety of social science disciplines, including anthropology, demography, economics, education, ethnography, history, politics, population, social psychology, and sociology. In addition, many issues include research notes or important work originally published in Hebrew but translated and made available to the English language reader. Special issues have focused on such topics as the National Jewish Population Survey, Jewish community surveys, Ultra-Orthodox Jews, women in the Holocaust, economic frameworks for understanding Jewry, and Jewry in Israel. Individual articles have ranged from Jewish identity in Syria, the Ukraine, to New Zealand, and Israel; from an analysis of rabbis’ salaries to an historical study of Jewish women physicians in Central Europe; from survey research to ethnography to historical analysis.

Each year Contemporary Jewry includes the Marshall Sklare Award lecture, delivered at the Association of Jewish Studies conference in co-sponsorship with Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, the founding association of the journal, by distinguished scholars chosen to receive the award because of their contributions to the field of the social scientific study of Jewry. The distinguished editorial board reflects the multi-disciplinary nature of the journal.

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Table of Contents for current issue (vol. 38, no. 3)

Editor’s Introduction

Harriet Hartman

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A Remnant of the Past? Jewish Homeownership Gaps in Montreal and Toronto, from 1971 to 2011

Maryam Dilmaghani

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Acculturation Strategies and Ethnic Identity Among Second-Generation Israeli Migrants in the United States

Lilach Lev Ari & Nir Cohen

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Singing in Hebrew or Reading in English? An Ethnographic Analysis of Music and Change Among Progressive Jews in the UK

Ruth Illman

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Jewish Identity and Community Participation in the Era of Croatian Neoliberalism

Nila Ginger Hofman

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Generalized Discrimination Perceptions and American Jewish Perception of Antisemitism

Jeffrey E. Cohen

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Research Updates

Helen K. Kim

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Joyce Antler: Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement

Tahneer Oksman

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Marc Dollinger: Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s

Leslie Fishbein

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Alex Pomson and Randal F. Schnoor: Jewish Family: Identity and Self-Formation at Home

Stuart Schoenfeld

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