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  • Judaic Studies



    The program in Judaic Studies at UMass offers a range of exciting opportunities to explore the remarkable history and cultures of the Jewish people that span more than three millennia. Students are invited to enroll in a full range of courses in Hebrew language, Yiddish, Jewish history, Israel studies, philosophy, law, politics, and film.

  • Middle Eastern Studies



    Middle Eastern Studies at UMass is a rigorous, interdisciplinary program that allows students considerable latitude in gaining knowledge of the contemporary Middle East and North Africa. We welcome students as Middle Eastern majors, secondary majors, and minors, and also offer a minor in Middle Eastern languages.

Berkovitz Awarded Highest Honor from Association for Jewish Studies

December 05, 2016

Jay Berkovitz, chair of the department of Jewish and Near Eastern studies, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Jordan Schnitzer Book Award from the Association for Jewish Studies for his book,...

Mednicoff Participates in Qatari and U.N. Crime Prevention Forum

April 15, 2015

David Mednicoff, assistant professor of public policy and director of the Middle Eastern studies program is in Qatar participating in the Doha Youth Forum on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. ...

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Scholarships

The Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies offers a number of prizes and scholarships to students with majors in the department, including two prizes awarded to graduating seniors who plan to continue their studies in the fields of Judaic Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.

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