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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.

News

Mednicoff Receives Grant for Migrant Policy Project

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

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...

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Events

Apr
22

Jacobs Lecture 2020: Freud's Jewish Languages

The Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

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In accordance with the University’s recent announcement regarding on-campus events, no live events will be hosted for the remainder of the spring semester.

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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