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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.


Anne Broadbridge Wins Prestigious Manning Teaching Award

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...

Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies Statement on Racism

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...

Broadbridge Wins 2020 Distinguished Teaching Award

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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Robert and Pamela Jacobs 2024 Lecture in Jewish Culture

Campus Center Auditorium, 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA 01003
4:00 pm

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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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