The JHSE hold monthly meetings with lectures on a wide range of subjects relating to Anglo-Jewish history. Topics cover Jewish life in Britain from the middle ages to date, and the aim of the society is to make the results of historical scholarship interesting to both a general and specialist audience.
The JHSE publishes lectures, book reviews and occasional papers in its annual transactions known as Jewish Historical Studies.
The JHSE promotes the study of, and encourages research into, Anglo-Jewish history, and of communities connected with it.
The JHSE responds to enquiries, from members and non-members, about aspects of Anglo-Jewish history.
The JHSE is presided over by Miri Rubin, a Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London.