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Class of 2020 - Judaic and Near Eastern Studies

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Judaic and Near Eastern Studies Seniors

Celebrating UMass Amherst Seniors in Judaic & Near Eastern Studies | Class of 2020

David Mednicoff

Professor & Chair, Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies

From The Chair

Compassion through cultural understanding.

Students in the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies bridge the study of Jewish civilizations and cultures and the study of the Middle East and North Africa. They follow an interdisciplinary program with latitude to learn about today’s Middle East and North Africa and three millennia of Jewish people’s history and culture. 

The insight, critical thinking, empathy, and compassion gleaned through your studies equips you with a unique ability to approach global concerns with a deep respect for distinct cultures. 

Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, Class of 2020

  • Aiken Alisherov
  • Sabrina Deemah Elbach
  • Stephanie Lil Margolis
  • Robert Anthony Watkinson
  • Noah Weil
  • Ian Wilson
  • Nathan John Wood

The names on this page were compiled by the Registrar’s Office in late April identifying those eligible to participate in Commencement 2020. Given the number and evolving status of many prospective graduates, mistakes and omissions may have occurred. Please accept our assurances that being listed or not has no bearing on a student's official graduation status. If a name has been misspelled, misplaced, or omitted, contact the Registrar's Office. This list includes primary and secondary majors and students who have earned multiple degrees.