Conference on Jewish Social Studies

The Conference on Jewish Social Studies was established in 1933 as the Conference on Jewish Relations by Salo W. Baron and Morris Raphael Cohen.[1] Baron was chairman from 1933 till 1988.[2] The immediate issue was facing rapidly spreading Nazi world propaganda with its fabrications and falsehoods. In addition, it aimed to get a fuller picture about Jewish population, economics, and various aspects of Jewish life.[3]

In 1936, Albert Einstein presided over the conference.[3][4]

Among the sponsored projects by the conference was the quarterly journal Jewish Social Studies, which began being published regularly from January 1939.[3]

In 1955 the conference obtained its present title.[5] It was active till 1988.[2] Its journal continues and is currently published by Indiana University Press.[6][7][8])

References edit

  1. ^ Konvitz, Milton R. Nine American Jewish Thinkers. Transaction Publishers. p. 23. ISBN 978-1-4128-2977-9.
  2. ^ a b Edelheit, Abraham (2018-10-08). History Of The Holocaust: A Handbook And Dictionary. Routledge. p. 361. ISBN 978-0-429-96228-8.
  3. ^ a b c "Conference on Jewish Social Studies". Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  4. ^ Gallas, Elisabeth (2019-04-30). A Mortuary of Books: The Rescue of Jewish Culture after the Holocaust. New York University Press. p. 76. ISBN 978-1-4798-0987-5.
  5. ^ Valman, Nadia; Roth, Laurence (2017-07-14). The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Jewish Cultures. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-04854-9.
  6. ^ "Jewish Social Studies". Retrieved 2021-01-13.
  7. ^ Project MUSE journal 105
  8. ^ "Jewish Social Studies on JSTOR". Retrieved 2021-01-03.