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Jewish Folklore and Ethnology

The Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Section of the American Folklore Society promotes studies of Jewish folklore, folklife, and ethnology. The section meets annually at American Folklore Society (AFS) conferences. It also sponsors panels, forums, and special events at the conferences. The section promotes work in Jewish folklore and ethnology among students and toward that end supports the Raphael Patai Prize for outstanding work by a student. It maintains a Facebook presence for “Jewish Folklore and Ethnology” at https://www.facebook.com/JewishCulturalStudies/.

The section sponsors an annual journal Jewish Folklore and Ethnology published by Wayne State University Press. All members who pay section dues receive the publication as a benefit of membership. (Dues submitted received in one calendar year are taken as payment for the issue that will be printed and mailed by the spring of the following calendar year.)

For information, contact the convener, Simon J. Bronner.

For information on contributing to the endowment fund for the Raphael Patai award, please contact AFS staff.

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Sign in to the AFS Member Portal to join the section and ensure you’re receiving section communications. All of your section involvement can be managed under My Info.

Click here to pay section dues. 

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