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Membership

Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies Membership Scheme

 

If you wish to join as an IPJS member, please click here and fill in the form

 

Since 1986, the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies is dedicated to improving the mutual understanding of Jews and Poles, a key component of the multi-cultural legacy of eastern central Europe. It does so through support for academic research and publications, and for education through public events. It is best know for publishing the internationally leading academic yearbook Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry in cooperation with the Littman Library for Jewish Civilization and Liverpool University Press.  Over the decades, it has been able to pursue these activities through generous support from the public. The Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies is entirely independent, a registered UK Charity, and does not receive institutional support from any side.

To contribute to the long-term financial viability of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, its Council is launching a new Institute membership. Supporting members of the Institute will make an annual contribution that will help the Institute continue promoting the history of Jewish life in the Polish lands and eastern Europe. Membership privileges includes a paperback (Member of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies, Friend of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies) or hardback/e-book (Supporter of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies) copy of the yearbook Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry as well as complimentary access to the annual conference launching the new issue of Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry (for Friends and Supporters of the Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies) with internationally renowned speakers.

 

There are three levels of membership.

 

Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies Friend: For £50 p/a you will make an important donation towards the cost of running the Institute’s annual programme of public events. As thanks, you will be sent a paperback copy of Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry. A concessionary rate of £ 30 p/a is available for students (evidence of student status needs to be provided).

Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies Supporter: For £100 p/a you can request one complimentary ticket to the annual conference launching the new issue of Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry (including tea/coffee breaks and lunch). Also, you will be sent a paperback copy of Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry.

Institute for Polish-Jewish Studies Sponsor: For £150 p/a you can request two complimentary tickets to the annual conference launching the new issue of Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry (including tea/coffee breaks and lunch). Also, you will be sent a hardback copy or the e-book version of the latest issue of Polin. Studies in Polish Jewry.

 

If you wish to join as an IPJS member, please click here and fill in the form.

 

To be able to carry on this mission with academic rigour and independence, your help is as important as ever. If you agree with us that the legacy of Polish-Jewish culture needs to be preserved, and the complex history of Jews and non-Jews in eastern Europe deserves to be reflected, expanded and re-told for future generations, please join us as a member of the Institute. You can take up a three-year membership: 3-year membership: £ 120 (Friend), £ 260 (Supporter), £ 400 (Sponsor).

 

All new members in 2021 will, in addition to receiving a copy of our annual publication Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry volume 34: Jewish Self-government in Eastern Europe, François Guesnet, Antony Polonsky, eds. (2022), also receive a complimentary copy of Polin vol. 33: Jewish Religious Life in Polish Lands since 1750, François Guesnet, Antony Polonsky, Marcin Wodziński, Ada Rapoport-Albert (z”l), eds. (2021). The membership year will run from 1 September to 31 August. However, new members who sign up before 1 September 2021 will also receive the intervening months of membership for free. All new memberships in 2021 will thus be valid from approval until 31 August 2022.

 

Applicants who sign up to join as Supporter or Sponsor members before the end of April will also automatically be entered into a prize draw to win one of ten copies of photographer Agnieszka Traczewska’s stunningly lavish book: Chasydzkie powroty do miejsc nie-zapomnianych/Hasidic returns to not-to-be forgotten places (Narodowe Centrum Kultury: Warsaw-Lodz, 2018). Join as a Supporter or Sponsor to have a chance to get this excellently produced volume of prints. We are grateful to the Polish Cultural Institute London for sponsoring this draw.

If you wish to join as an IPJS member, please click here and fill in the form.

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