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About the Journal

Canadian Jewish Studies / Études juives canadiennes is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal devoted to original scholarship that illuminates any and all aspects of the Canadian Jewish experience. Published annually since 1993 by the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies / l’Association d’études juives canadiennes (ACJS/Aéjc), the electronic version of journal is free and accessible at https://cjs.journals.yorku.ca/ index.php/cjs. Print copies are available to members of the Association, or by special order. 

Canadian Jewish Studies Études juives canadiennes publishes research in English and French in the disciplines of history, political science, sociology, economics, geography, demography, education, religion, linguistics, literature architecture, performing arts, and fine arts, among others. The journal section ‘The Archives Matter’ features short articles about researching the Canadian Jewish experience in Canada using archival resources and collections throughout the country. The ‘Translation Section,’ inaugurated in Volume XXV, features recent translations into English or French of texts originally written in other languages, and which are pertinent to Canadian Jewish studies and research. Canadian Jewish Studies also publishes Book Reviews and Letters to the Editor. We welcome authors to enrich their articles with multimedia content such as video, audio, and digital art which can be published in the online version of the journal.

Canadian Jewish Studies gratefully acknowledges the support of the Concordia Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies and the Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies at York University. To learn more about membership in the organization, please visit our website: http://acjs-aejc.ca/.

To learn more about contributing to the journal, or to read issues of the journal, please visit the journal’s website: http://cjs.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/cjs.

Canadian Jewish Studies / Études juives canadiennes ISSN: 1198 3493

 

Editorial Team

Dr. David S. Koffman, Editor-in-Chief

David S. Koffman (PhD, NYU, 2011) is the J. Richard Shiff Chair for the Study of Canadian Jewry, and is an associate professor in the Department of History at York University, where he teaches courses on Canadian Jewish history, religion in American life, the meanings of money, genealogy as history, modern antisemitism, and religion & capitalism. His published works include, The Jews’ Indian: Colonialism, Pluralism, and Belonging in America (Rutgers University Press, 2019), and No Better Home?: Jews, Canada, and the Sense of Belonging (University of Toronto Press, 2020, forthcoming). He serves as the associate director of York’s Israel & Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies.

Simon-Pierre Lacasse, Managing Editor

A PhD candidate at the University of Ottawa, Simon-Pierre Lacasse thesis focuses on the relationship between Jews and French Canadians in the postwar era and during the Quiet revolution in Québec. More broadly, he is interested in the emergence and the challenges around the political rhetoric of Canadian pluralism from the angle of ethnic and religious minorities. He has been involved with the Association for Canadian Jewish Studies for several years, previously as Membership and Graduate Student Liaison executive chair and currently as Vice-President.

Alan Bariman, Associate Editor

Alan Bariman is an MA student at McGill University in the department of English literature and holds a BA from Concordia University in English Literature, graduating in 2017 with high honours and distinction. Interested in Canadian and Israeli culture, his previous studies focused on French Canadian literary criticisms of Canadian Jewish writing about Israel.

Dr. Amir Lavie, Associate Editor – Digital

Amir holds a PhD from the University of Toronto's Faculty of Information. With an academic background in Jewish history and media studies, Amir oversees the journal’s website interface and aims to increase the journal’s digital outreach.  Amir currently works at the Archives of Ontario. 

Michael Rom, Book Review Editor

Michael Rom is a PhD candidate in Latin American and Jewish history at Yale University. His dissertation, Brazilian Belonging: Jewish Politics in Cold War Brazil, 1945-1985, examines the relationship between political activism and belonging in the postwar Brazilian Jewish community. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, and raised in Vancouver, Michael currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Janice Rosen, Archives Matter Editor

Janice Rosen has been the Archives Director since 1989 of the Alex Dworkin Canadian Jewish Archives, formerly known as the Canadian Jewish Congress Charities Committee National Archives. Her publications include various surveys of Canadian Jewish archival resources and repositories for Canadian Jewish Studies. She is a co-creator of the Canadian Jewish Heritage Network, a database-driven website showcasing the holdings of several partner Archives and Museums.

Marc Zilbert, Translation Editor

 

Contact Information 

Mailing address:

Canadian Jewish Studies

c/o Institute for Canadian Jewish Studies

Concordia University

1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West

Montreal, Quebec

H3G 1M8

 

Email address:

cjeditor@yorku.ca