Beginning in August 2014, Dr. David Shneer (University of Colorado Boulder) and Dr. Anna Shternshis (University of Toronto) formally took on editorship of East European Jewish Affairs (EEJA), the leading journal dealing with Jews in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union as well as Ashkenazic Jews wherever in the world they may be. EEJA is published three times a year by Routledge Press, and is a collaborative publication of the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Toronto, and Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Nevzlin Center. Sarah Gavison, PhD candidate in History at the University of Colorado Boulder, serves as assistant managing editor. Nick Underwood, PhD (History, 2016) is the journal's managing editory.
Steven Roth started Soviet Jewish Affairs (a Journal on Jewish Problems in the USSR and Eastern Europe) at the Institute of Jewish Affairs in London in 1971. The journal was originally funded by the World Jewish Congress and upgraded the status of the Bulletin on Soviet and East European Jewish Affairs (1968-1970). The journal was founded in the early years of the global movement to free Soviet Jewry and focused on covering contemporary affairs, especially Jewish efforts to emigrate from the Soviet Union and other Eastern European states. Gradually, the journal expanded its field, and grew into the most important scholarly forum that covered a range of issues related to Soviet and East European Jewish communities. Its editors-in-chief included Jack Miller, Chimen Abramsky, Leonard Shapiro and other leading authorities in the field of Soviet Jewish studies.
In 1992, after the fall of the Soviet Union, Soviet Jewish Affairs became East European Jewish Affairs. Under the editorship of Drs. John Klier and Sam Johnson, the journal became a central home for scholars from the former Soviet Union to publish in Jewish Studies. With the editorship moving from England to the United States, Canada, with central support from Israel, and with editorial board representation expanding throughout Europe, EEJA is building on its past to become a truly global journal.