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  • Spring Break in NYC

    New York, New York: The Jewish Cultural Heritage (March 11-15, 2018will immerse students in Jewish culture and history through the lens of NYC’s museums, innovative educational institutions, communal associations, and political organizations. Visit Ellis Island, The Center for Jewish History, the Anti-Defamation League, and more! 

  • 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.

News

Skolnik Lectures at Howard University

September 19, 2017

Jonathan Skolnik, associate professor of German and a core faculty member in film studies, presented a lecture titled “‘Two pages must have got hanged together…’: German Exiles, Hollywood, and Race...

Exciting Fall 2017 Courses in JNE

March 31, 2017

We have some exciting courses coming up in Fall 2017 in the department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies! Please check out the details of select courses below, and click here for the full...

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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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