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Current officers

President: Haggai Ben-Shammai

Prof. Emeritus of Arabic, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Academic Director, National Library of Israel

Vice-President: Daniel J. Lasker

Norbert Blechner Professor of Jewish Values, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Secretary-Treasurer: Marina Rustow

ChaCharlotte Bloomberg Associate Professor in the Humanities, Department of History, Johns Hopkins University

Past officers

Prof. Joshua Blau: President, 1984–1997

Prof. Norman Golb: Vice-President, 1984–1997

Prof. Joel Kraemer: Vice-President, 1997–2005

Prof. Alfred Ivry: Vice-President, 2005–2009

Prof. Mark Cohen: Secretary-Treasurer, 1984–2009


Executive Committee

Haggai Ben-Shammai (Hebrew University; ex officio)

Gideon Bohak (Tel-Aviv University)

Yoram Erder (Tel-Aviv University)

Paul Fenton (l’Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne)

Daniel Frank (Ohio State University)

María Ángeles Gallego (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)

Norman Golb (University of Chicago)

Geoffrey Khan (Cambridge University)

Daniel J. Lasker (Ben Gurion University; ex officio)

Aharon Maman (Hebrew University) 

Marina Rustow (Emory University; ex officio)

Eliezer Schlossberg (Bar-Ilan University)

David Sklare (Ben-Zvi Institute)

Ofra Tirosh-Becker (Hebrew University)

Yosef Tobi (University of Haifa)


 Marina Rustow, Secretary-Treasurer -  Society for Judaeo-Arabic Studies

       email: mrustow{at} 

 Michael Glatzer, Academic Secretary - Ben-Zvi Institute

       email: bzi{at}

 Sarit Noy, Administrative Assistant - Ben-Zvi Institute

        email: mbz{at} +972-2-5398844 

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 Jerusalem 9107601, Israel


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