Terms and Conditions

Individual Membership

AIS is open to all individuals who are engaged in, or share an interest in, scholarly inquiry about the State of Israel. The Association's membership is composed of scholars from all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities.


• Full online access Israel Studies Review: Three new issues a year plus year-long access to all previous online issues on the Berghahn-hosted ISR website as well as access to the full digitized archive on JSTOR 
• E-mail delivery of AIS newslink, the Association's newsletter;
• Reduced registration fees at the Annual Meetings;
• Advertisement of new books on the AIS website and to the AIS listserv and display of books on the AIS-members table at the AIS Annual Meeting (with cost);
• Voting privileges;
• Eligibility for submission and consideration for the Association's awards;
• Discount (25%) on all Berghahn Books Publications;
• Discount (20%) on subscriptions to Israel Studies (Indiana University Press).


• Standard membership is $120.
• Special membership rates are available for students ($25), retirees ($95) and scholars with no permanent university position ($60). 
 These rates include full online access to ISR and its archive.
• Membership is annual, by calendar year.  Each membership ends on December 31 in the year the membership was processed. 
• Membership dues are non-refundable. 

 To join, or rejoin, the AIS, simply navigate to our membership center below:


                                                                                 Membership Form


Institutional Membership

Institutional membership is intended for college and university programs, research institutions, and cultural organizations that have focus on Israel Studies. Our invitation is to join us beginning with this year, from January1 to December 31, 2015.  The level of support depends on category: $3,000 for full membership and $1500 for associate membership. Discrete programs with the same institution may opt for different categories of membership.

Through the Institutional Membership Program, we are turning for support to the organizations, departments, and programs that benefit from the variety of professional services the AIS offers. Full Institutional Membership is open to all programs, departments, research institutions, and cultural organizations. Associate Institutional Membership is designed for programs and departments that offer no higher than the B.A. or M.A. degree as well as smaller research institutes and cultural organizations. Both membership levels will be listed on the AIS website and on the program booklet of the AIS annual meetings.

Gold Institutional Membership: $3000+


  • Complimentary full page ad in the annual meeting program book
  • Copy of the mailing list of AIS directory
  • Three complimentary conference registrations
  • Free postings to AIS listserv

Silver Institutional Membership: $1500+


  • Complimentary half page ad in the annual meeting program book
  • Two complimentary conference registration
  • Free postings to AIS listserv




• The Department of Israel Studies, University of Haifa


• Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies at the University of Maryland

• The Institute for Israel Studies, University of Texas at Austin

• Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, Brandeis University

• Center for Israel Studies at American University

• The Taub Center for Israel Studies, New York University

• The Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev



• Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies at Concordia University

• The Schwalb Center for Israel & Jewish Studies, University of Nebraska

• Andrea and Charles Bronfman Chair of Israeli Studies, University of Toronto

• The Jewish and Israel Studies Program, University of North Texas

• The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at Northwestern University

• The Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)


For all inquiries, please contact the AIS:

 By Mail:
University of Haifa
Department of Israel Studies
Eshkol Tower, 1407
199 Abba Khoushy Ave.
Haifa, 3498838
By Email:

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