The Israeli society for humor studies was founded in 2009 by Dr. Arie Sover and is dedicated to the advancement of humor research In Israel and abroad. Many of the Society's members are university and college professors from different disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, folklore, linguistics, education, theatre, communication and medicine. The Society includes as well professionals in the fields such as medical clowning, humor workshops guides, humor therapists and others interested in the topics.
The society publishes two refereed e. journals:
The Israeli Journal of Humor Research: An International Journal (in English)
Humor Mekuvvan: A Research Journal in Humor Studies (in Hebrew and possibly in English)