Jewish Scholarship in Eastern Europe (JSEE) is an electronic newsletter dedicated to academic research in the field of Jewish history and culture in Eastern Europe.

The purpose of the newsletter is to disseminate information about Jewish scholarship and research focusing on Eastern Europe. It covers:

  • research, documentation and publication projects developed by Jewish scholarly institutions and individuals;
  • major events in academic scholarship including conferences, seminars, research workshops, etc.;
  • new books and publications in the field;
  • cooperation between Jewish academic projects in Eastern Europe and Jewish research institutions and scholars in the West.

The newsletter will be of interest to those involved in research and preservation of Jewish historical and cultural heritage in Eastern Europe. The JSEE is maintained and moderated by the Jewish Heritage Society.

Editorial policy

Submissions to the newsletter should be sent via e-mail to the moderator at (marked "for JSEE" in subject line). All materials will be reviewed by the editorial board and arranged by the moderator before on-line publication.


The newsletter is intended to circulate among scholars and research institutions working in the field of East European Jewish history.

Subscribers are encouraged to submit contributions including their perspective on the current status and means to promote the development of academic Jewish Studies focusing on Eastern Europe. Comments and opinions, as well as references to useful resources, publications, projects, reviews, etc. will be most appreciated as a valuable contribution to the newsletter.

English is the primary language of the newsletter.

JSEE International academic editorial board

Henry Abramson (Florida Atlantic University, USA),
Dmitry Elyashevich (St. Petersburg Jewish University, Russia),
Avraham Greenbaum (Ben-Zion Dinur Institute for Research in Jewish History, Israel),
Rashid Kaplanov (Center "Sefer", Russia),
John Klier (University College London, England),
Antony Polonsky (Brandeis University, USA),
Jonathan Porath (FSU Department, AJJDC, Israel),
Paul Radensky (Jewish Theological Seminary, USA),
Shaul Stampfer (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel),
Michael Steinlauf (Gratz College, USA).

JSEE Editor

Elina Shkolnikova.


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