Sponsors and Contact Information



Feldman grocery photograph

Feldman's Grocery Store, Atlanta, ca. 1925, courtesy of the Cuba Archives, William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum, Atlanta

The American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS)

Founded in 1892, AJHS is the oldest national ethnic historical organization in the nation. The Society presents a rich array of public programs and exhibits, and maintains a library and archives containing more than 25 million documents and 50,000 books, photographs, artworks, and artifacts that reflect the history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the present. Through its Academic Council, the AJHS supports scholarship on American Jewish life through a number of annual grants and awards and, in conjunction with The Johns Hopkins University Press, publishes a quarterly scholarly journal, American Jewish History. One of five partner organizations at The Center for Jewish History in Manhattan and has a branch in Boston. For more information, visit www.ajhs.org.


The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies (TIJS)
at Emory University


TIJS brings together scholars and students from a number of different departments and programs at Emory University to engage in the interdisciplinary exploration of Jewish civilization and culture. Twenty distinguished core faculty members offer courses and conduct scholarly research in Jewish religion and thought, history, archaeology, anthropology, language, literature, politics, and philosophy. TIJS offers an undergraduate major and minor and provides coursework and collegial opportunities for doctoral students in a variety of departments who have a particular interest or specialization in Jewish Studies. TIJS also offers scholarships and travel grants to both graduate and undergraduate students to allow for language study and study or research abroad. Each year, TIJS brings many distinguished visiting scholars to campus via events such as the Seminar Series in Jewish Studies, the Tenenbaum Family Lecture in Judaic Studies, and the Rabbi Jacob M. Rothschild Memorial Seminar. For more information, visit www.js.emory.edu.

Knapp Family Foundation

The Bettina & Russell Knapp Foundation (Knapp Family Foundation) was established in 1990 in order to fund research and academic activities in the social sciences, medicine, and humanities. A specific goal of the Foundation is to support work in Jewish studies, particularly focusing on Jewish history and sociology. Russell Knapp's late cousin Professor Salo W. Baron, the Nathan L. Miller Professor of Jewish History, Literature, and Institutions at Columbia University, was a mentor and inspiration to both Russell and Bettina Knapp. The family is delighted to support the 2014 AJHS Scholars' Conference and to recognize Professor Beth Wenger, the immediate past chair of the AJHS Academic Council who first called their attention to this important endeavor, as a distinguished leader in the field of American Jewish history.



Conference Program Committee

Eric L. Goldstein (Emory University), Chair
Lila Corwin-Berman (Temple Univeristy)
Marni Davis (Georgia State University)
Libby Garland (Kingsboro Community College, City University of New York)
Daniel Greene (U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)
Tony Michels (University of Wisconson-Madison)
Beth Wenger (University of Pennsylvania)
Ex-officio: Riv-Ellen Prell (University of Minnesota), Chair of the Academic Council


Contact Information


For questions about the conference, please contact scholarsconf2014@gmail.com or call the Tam Institute for Jewish Studies at (404) 727-6301.