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Association for Jewish Studies Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Association for Jewish Studies.

Since we can’t be together at the conference, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with our editor Elaine Maisner, learn about our new books in our Where Religion Lives Series, and more.


Elaine Maisner

Connect with editor Elaine Maisner, whose acquisition interests include Religion; Latin America and the Caribbean; food studies; regional general interest, including foodways, cookbooks, gardening, and new currents in southern culture

Have questions about whether UNC Press is the right publisher for you, or how to submit a proposal? Visit our For Prospective Authors page.


New Books in our Where Religion Lives Series


All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent AJS conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01REL40 at checkout.

Click here for our full list of books in Jewish Studies.

Follow the links at the left for information on submitting a book proposal, ordering desk or examination copies (even free digital exam copies), classroom permissions, disability resources, and more. We’ve even created a handy FAQ document, with answers to the most-asked questions we get at exhibit booths.

Click on any book below to learn more. And, using our View Inside feature, you can leaf through the pages for a preview of each new book, just as if you were standing at our booth. Check it out on each book page.


Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

Painted Pomegranates and Needlepoint Rabbis

How Jews Craft Resilience and Create Community

Jodi Eichler-Levine

Starstruck in the Promised Land

Starstruck in the Promised Land

How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel

Shalom Goldman

Troubled Memory, Second Edition

Troubled Memory, Second Edition

Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke's Louisiana

Lawrence N. Powell

Carolina Israelite

Carolina Israelite

How Harry Golden Made Us Care about Jews, the South, and Civil Rights

Kimberly Marlowe Hartnett

Beyond Chrismukkah

Beyond Chrismukkah

The Christian-Jewish Interfaith Family in the United States

Samira K. Mehta

Ambivalent Embrace

Ambivalent Embrace

Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America

Rachel Kranson

Gertrude Weil

Gertrude Weil

Jewish Progressive in the New South

Leonard Rogoff

Zeal for Zion

Zeal for Zion

Christians, Jews, and the Idea of the Promised Land

Shalom Goldman

Lillian Wald

Lillian Wald

A Biography

Marjorie N. Feld

Down Home

Down Home

Jewish Life in North Carolina

Leonard Rogoff

White Ethnic New York

White Ethnic New York

Jews, Catholics, and the Shaping of Postwar Politics

Joshua M. Zeitz