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 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.
Can't we talk about soemthing more Jewish?: An Evening with Cartoonist Roz Chast
For its annual Jacobs Lecture, the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies is delighted to present an evening with cartoonist and best-selling author, Roz Chast. She will speak about her work, and its connection to Jewish themes and her Jewish background. A book signing will follow Chast's remarks and audience questions. The event is free and open to the public, subject to safe social-distancing practices.
May 08, 2021
Anne F. Broadbridge, professor in the Department of History and director of the Middle Eastern Studies program, is one of five faculty across the University of Massachusetts system awarded the 2020...
June 15, 2020
The Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies acknowledges and mourns the tragedy of the recent killings of Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others before...
April 22, 2020
We are very proud to announce that the Director of our Middle Eastern Studies Program and History Department Professor Anne Broadbridge has been awarded the 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA),...
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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.Read More