Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry


The ASSJ, in concert with Springer Nature, publishes Contemporary Jewry, the only scholarly journal that focuses primarily on the social scientific study of Jewry.  

The journal, like the ASSJ itself, covers a wide range of social science disciplines, including anthropology, demography, economics, education, geography, history, political science, population, social psychology, and sociology. In its more than 45 years of existence, the journal has published more than 500 articles.

Edited by Harriet Hartman and guided by a distinguished editorial board, the journal is now published four times annually.  In addition to original research articles, the journal includes book reviews and updates on the latest research developments in Jewish social science.  It also highlights themes in special issues, including recent issues devoted to Jewish secularism, the Jews of Canada, the Jewish of Iberia, Jewish demography in the United States, Jewish music and ethnomusicology, Jewish education, and local Jewish community studies.

ASSJ membership includes an online subscription to Contemporary Jewry, with an optional paper subscription as well. 

See the journal’s homepage for more information, including links to its aims and scope, submission guidelines, and volumes and issues.

To access Contemporary Jewry articles on-line, please go to the journal's Volumes and Issues page at Springer. ASSJ members with a subscription can login to the journal to download full-text articles. Nonmembers can read article abstracts.