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Mednicoff Receives Grant for Migrant Policy Project

Friday, December 20, 2019

Professor David Mednicoff, a faculty member in School of Public Policy and chair of the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, has received a grant from the Worldwide Universities Network ...

Ben-Ur awarded Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Aviva Ben-Ur, professor in the department of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, has been awarded a one-year fellowship of more than $9,000 from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation to further her...

Eleven UMass Amherst faculty and students will present papers or chair panels at the upcoming Association for Jewish Studies 50th Annual Conference

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Eleven UMass Amherst faculty and students will present papers or chair panels at the upcoming Association for Jewish Studies 50th Annual Conference...

Prof. Jonathan Skolnik speaks at Kurt Weill festival

Monday, October 8, 2018

Prof. Jonathan Skolnik participated in a panel discussion introducing a rare performance of Kurt Weill’s 1934 oratorio, The Road of Promise (Franz Werfel composed the text). The performance opens a...

Berkovitz Appointed Distinguished Professor

Monday, July 16, 2018

Jay Berkovitz, professor and chair of Judaic and Near Eastern studies, was appointed Distinguished Professors following approval by the Board of Trustees at its June 20 meeting....
Old Chapel Lester Memorial

Remembering Professor Emeritus Julius Lester

Thursday, April 26, 2018

On Wednesday, April 25, 2018, the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies hosted a memorial event to celebrate the life of Professor Emeritus Julius Lester at the University's Old Chapel....