Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry

American Jewish Year Book

The American Jewish Year Book 2019 (vol. 119) is now available for pre-orders from Springer and the ASSJ is pleased to be able to offer a discount to anyone who participates in a bulk purchase we are organizing. Currently edited by ASSJ members Arnold Dashefsky and Ira Sheskin, the Year Book has been published annually since 1899. It is a significant resource for academics, communal leaders, media, and laypeople.

The 2019 volume features two lead chapters:  "Jews in the United States and Israel:  A Comparative Look upon Israel's 70th Anniversary" (Uzi Rebhun, Nadia Beider, and Chaim I. Waxman) and "The Presidential Voting of American Jews" (Herbert F. Weisberg).

The volume also contains five standard articles:  "American Jews and the Domestic Arena" (J.J. Goldberg), "American Jews and the International Arena" (Mitchell Bard), "United States Jewish Population, 2019" (Ira M. Sheskin and Arnold Dashefsky), "Canadian Jewish Population, 2019" (Charles Shahar), and "World Jewish Population, 2019" (Sergio DellaPergola). Also included is the executive summary of the "2018 Survey of Jews in Canada" (Robert Brym, Keith Neuman, and Rhonda Lenton).

In addition, the volume contains current listings of: ● local Jewish Federations, JCCs, Jewish social service agencies, and local Jewish periodicals; ● national  Jewish organizations,  Jewish overnight camps,  Jewish museums, Holocaust museums, Israeli consulates, and national Jewish media; ● Jewish studies, Holocaust and Genocide studies, Israel studies, and Jewish social work programs at institutions of higher learning; and ● books, journals, scholarly articles, websites, and major Judaic and Holocaust libraries for research on North American Jews. Finally, the volume contains a list of major events in North American Jewish communities, a list of persons honored by the Jewish and general communities, and obituaries.

The AJYB has significant impact. According to Springer, for the 2012-2017 volumes, 30,000 chapters were downloaded from the Springer website. In addition, Google reports over 310,000 citations; Google Scholar reports 6,700 citations in the scientific literature; and Wikipedia has 420 citations of the AJYB.

History of the AJYB. Since 1899, the AJYB, at various times published by the Jewish Publication Society and the American Jewish Committee, has been "The Annual Record of the North American Jewish Communities." This volume, now published by Springer, has been regarded as a very important and prestigious publication because it has acted as a major resource for academic researchers, practitioners and researchers at Jewish institutions and organizations; the media, both Jewish and general; education leaders and lay persons; and libraries, particularly University and Jewish libraries, for up-to-date information about the North American Jewish communities.

The current volume is generously supported by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, both at the University of Connecticut, as well as by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Sue and Leonard Miller Center for Contemporary Judaic Studies, and the Fain Family Endowed Chair in Judaic Studies at the University of Miami, along with the Mandell and Madeleine Berman Foundation.

Additional details and an order form are available here. You may place an order for $79.95 via PayPal by clicking on the button below, and by sending the information requested in the order form by email to  We regret that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot accept orders by check or through the mail.

This offer was valid until August 15, 2020.

These prices reflect a significant discount from the hardcover list price. To receive this discount, all orders will be submitted to Springer at the same time, approximately one week after the bulk order deadline of August 15, 2020. Distribution by the publisher will be made in fall 2020. If you have any questions about this offer, please contact the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut,

Note: The editors receive no royalties from book sales.