The European Association for Jewish Studies (EAJS) is the sole umbrella organisation for Europe representing the academic field of Jewish Studies. Its primary aim is to encourage and support the research and teaching of Jewish studies at university level in Europe, and other places of higher education and learning.
The EAJS was founded as a voluntary academic association in 1981. Among its activities are the support and organisation of congresses and colloquia, the publication of the European Journal of Jewish Studies (EJJS), and the hosting of the Online Directory of Jewish Studies in Europe. Additionally, the Funders Database provides EAJS members with information about funding resources in Jewish Studies.
Membership of the Association is open to all with an active scholarly interest in Jewish studies.
The World Union of Jewish Studies and the European Association for Jewish Studies have agreed to postpone their congresses planned respectively for 2021 (World Congress for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem) and 2022 (EAJS Congress, Frankfurt) for a year each. The EAJS congress will therefore proceed in Summer 2023 (exact date to be confirmed in due course).