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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 and bi-annually since 2019 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, PhD, Managing Editor

Simon-Pierre Lacasse is a part time professor at the University of Ottawa, and his last research 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.

Amir Lavie, PhD, Associate Editor – Digital & Book Reviews

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, aims to increase the journal's digital outreach, and edits the book review section. Amir currently works at the Archives of Ontario. 

Valentina Gaddi, Associate Editor - Book Reviews 

Valentina Gaddi is a doctoral student in Sociology at Université de Montréal and IRTG-Diversity scholar. Her thesis explores the logics of identity construction of Hasidic Jewish women in Montréal, from their experiences of motherhood between the intimate, private and public spaces. She obtained a master's degree in the same department, with the dissertation "The grammar of Outremont: ethnography of three controversies around the Hasidim". More broadly, her academic wonders focus on the place of pious citizens in democratic societies. She is a member of the Pluradical research group and the coordinator of the Collectif Judéité(s) at Université de Montréal.

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


Past Members of the Editorial Team:

Elizabeth Moorhouse-Stein (Managing Editor)

Stephanie Schwartz (Co-Editor)

Michael Rom (Book Review Editor)

Alan Bariman (Associate Editor)

Rebecca Margolis

Faith Jones

Richard Menkis 

Ira Robinson 

Franklin Bialystok

Antoine Burgard


Contact Information 

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Canadian Jewish Studies

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1455 de Maisonneuve Boulevard West

Montreal, Quebec

H3G 1M8


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