The Israeli Sociological Society
The Israel Sociological Society (ISS) is a non-profit association, which was founded in 1967. The ISS has over 2,000 members, of which over 400 are active members of its research and conference communities.
The association unites and represents sociologists in Israel in the public sphere. Sociology is a scientific discipline that operates in universities, colleges, research institutes, public associations and more, which embraces research, applied, critical and public activities, which exist simultaneously and mutually. The Israeli Sociological Association supports the variety of approaches taken in these areas of action with a firm commitment to equality, democracy and human and civil rights, regardless of nationality, origin, faith, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle, physical disability or any other difference. Even within itself, the association is committed to maintaining an egalitarian and democratic environment for all its members, free of discrimination and harassment.
The goals of the association are: to promote sociology as a scientific discipline and as a profession; promote the teaching of sociology and social sciences in Israel; to encourage research and public discussion of sociological insights into Israeli society; to position sociology as a parent discipline in the social sciences and to promote the use of sociology in the diverse professional fields that feed from it, including: management and organizations, labor relations, urban and regional planning, education, community health, social and community work, criminology and more.
The association is managed by the president and the steering committee who are elected by the association’s members, and by the secretary of the association. The current president is Prof. Orly Benjamin from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Bar-Ilan University.
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