The 17th World Congress of Jewish Studies

Event date:
August 6, 2017 to August 10, 2017
Event location:
The Hebrew University in Jerusalem

The Seventeenth World Congress of Jewish Studies will take place at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, August 6-10, 2017. The Congress will mark 70 years since the First World Congress of Jewish Studies.

The Congress program has six divisions:
The Bible and Its World; History of the Jewish People; Rabbinic Literature, Jewish Law and Jewish Thought; Languages, Literatures, and the Arts; Contemporary Jewish Society; Research Projects and Technology.

Scholars from all fields of Jewish Studies are invited to submit proposals for papers and sessions to be presented at the Congress. Proposals for complete sessions are particularly encouraged. Participation in the Congress is contingent upon payment of WUJS membership dues for 2017 as well as Congress participation fees.


A. Proposals for round tables and special events must be submitted via email until November 15, 2016.

B. Proposals for lectures and sessions must be submitted electronically via the website until November 30, 2016.

The World Union of Jewish Studies’ academic committee will choose to accept or decline lecture proposals. Lecturers will be informed of the committee’s decision until February 2017.


Tel: 972-2-5325841 Fax: 972-2-5325910

The European Association of Jewish Studies offers a travel stipend programme for up to twenty-five Full Members of the Association to attend the World Congress of Jewish Studies in order to present a paper. More information is available on the EAJS website.