• 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.

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. ...

Aviva Ben-Ur Awarded NEH Fellowship for Research on Jewish Settlement in Colonial Suriname

March 20, 2015

Aviva Ben-Ur, associate professor of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, has been awarded a 12-month National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship to support her project titled “Jewish Autonomy on ...

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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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