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J. Edward Wright, Director's picture
The J. Edward Wright Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies
E-mail: edwright@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
Office: (520) 626-5763

Office Hours: Currently enrolled students should refer to the syllabus posted on D2L.
Office Location: Marshall Bldg., Room 420

  JUS 310 Apocalyptic Imagination

JUS 372B The History & Religion of Ancient Israel: Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Period

J. Edward Wright is...

Lisa Adeli's picture
Outreach Coordinator, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies
E-mail: adeli@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7904
FAX: (520) 621-9257
Office: Marshall Bldg, room 474

I am a high school and college teacher by background; now I work in educational outreach (with K-14 teachers, community groups, etc.) at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. I am also a Holocaust educator. Since 2000 I have been a Museum Teacher Fellow with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum....

Fabian Alfie's picture
Associate Professor, The Department of French & Italian and Judaic Studies
E-mail: alfie@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7349
FAX: 520-626-8022
Office: (520) 621-7349
Beth Alpert Nakhai's picture
Associate Professor, Judaic Studies
E-mail: bnakhai@email.arizona.edu
TEL: Main Office (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5762

Office Hours: Currently enrolled students should refer to the syllabus posted on D2L.
Office Location: Marshall Bldg., Suite 420

Beth Alpert Nakhai is an Associate Professor in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, and an affiliated member of the School of Anthropology.  In addition...

Shlomo Aronson's picture
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies 2007-2009
E-mail: ##no-email-address-for-shlomo-aronson@email.arizona.edu

Shlomo Aronson was The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies from 2007-2009. A native of Israel, Aronson is Professor of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His book Hitler the Allies and the Jews received the Israeli Political Science Association...

Karen Borek's picture
Adjunct Instructor, Religious Studies & Judaic Studies
E-mail: kborek@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1383
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 621-1383

Karen Borek is an adjunct instructor for both Religious Studies and Judaic Studies.  Since earning the PhD in Religion at Emory University, she has taught courses on Jesus in Contemporary Thought, Feminist Approaches to the Bible, and the Problem of God and Evil at the University of Arizona and...

Aomar Boum's picture
Assistant Professor, Middle Eastern and North African Studies, The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies
E-mail: bouma@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-8013
FAX: (520) 621-2333
Office: 520-626-0931
Martha Castleberry's picture
Sr. Business Manager, Judaic Studies
E-mail: marthac@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5765

Martha Castleberry can be reached at
The Marshall Bldg. Business Center M-F 8-noon
and The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies M-F 12:30-4:30pm

SBS Marshall Business Center: (520) 626-6940 (mornings)
The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies: (520) 626-5765 (afternoons)

I...

Jeanne Davenport's picture
Sr. Program Coordinator, College of Nursing
E-mail: davenpoj@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-6233 (at the College of Nursing)
Office: 327 (College of Nursing)

Jeanne E. Davenport no longer works for the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies. She is now works in the University of Arizona's College of Nursing, Development Office.

Bryan Davis's picture
Adjunct Instructor, Judaic Studies
E-mail: bldavis@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758

For office hours and office location, contact the instructor. 
Currently enrolled students should refer to the syllabus posted on D2L.

Bryan Davis teaches Jewish Responses to the Holocaust and is Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, and Director of the Holocaust...

William G. Dever's picture
Professor Emeritus, Judaic Studies & Near Eastern Studies
E-mail: ##no-email-address-for-dever@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Dever is an American archaeologist specializing in the history of Israel and the Near East in Biblical times. He was Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Arizona in Tucson from 1975 to 2002. He is a 1955 graduate of Milligan College. He received his Ph....

Leonard Dinnerstein's picture
Professor Emeritus, Judaic Studies and The History Department
E-mail: dinnerst@email.arizona.edu

Leonard Dinnerstein is a Professor Emeritus of history and former director of Judaic Studies. His books include The Leonard Frank Case, America and the Survivors of the Holocaust, and Antisemitism in America. Vita

David L. Graizbord's picture
Associate Professor, Judaic Studies
E-mail: dlgraizb@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
Office: (520) 626-5758

Office Hours: (FALL 2013) Fridays, 1:30-2:30 (please call ahead to make sure I am available)

David Graizbord is a historian of early modern Jews. His research focuses on the Western Sephardi Diaspora of the seventeenth century. In particular, Graizbord's writing approaches questions of...

Leonard Hammer's picture
Visiting Scholar and The David and Andrea Stein Visiting Professor of Modern Israel Studies 2015
E-mail: lhammer@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5785
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5758

Dr. Hammer is a Visiting Scholar and the 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015 David and Andrea Stein Visiting Professor of Modern Israel Studies at the University of Arizona. He is an adjunct professor at The Hebrew University’s Rothberg School, serves as the Academic Director to Shurat HaDin, and works...

Leigh Jensen's picture
Social Media Specialist, Judaic Studies
E-mail: leighj@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Deborah Kaye's picture
Adjunct Lecturer, Judaic Studies
E-mail: deborahk@u.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5758

   JUS 370b Jewish History: The Medieval & Early Modern Periods

Email: deborahk @email.arizona.edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1-3pm and by appointment
Office Location: Social Sciences #111A

Adjunct Instructor Deborah Kaye earned her PhD in Modern European History from...

Madeline Kochen's picture
Affiliated Faculty, The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies
E-mail: kochen@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758

Email: kochen @email.arizona.edu

Madeline Kochen, a former Law Professor at the University of Michigan, is a public interest lawyer and a Talmudic scholar.  She has a B.A. in Judaic Studies as well as a J.D. from Yeshiva University, and a Ph.D. in Religion and Political Philosophy from...

Thomas Kovach's picture
Professor, German Studies & Judaic Studies
E-mail: tkovach@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1147
Office: Germans Studies Department

Thomas Kovach received his B. A. in German from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Princeton University in 1978.  From 1978 to 1990 he was Assistant and then Associate Professor of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Utah, from 1990 to 1994 he...

Abigail Limmer's picture
Adjunct Instructor, Hebrew
E-mail: alimmer@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5788

Office Hours: Currently enrolled students should refer to their syllabus.
Office Location: Marshall Bldg., Room 420

Abby Limmer recieved her B.A. in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary and is a graduate from the Univerisity of Arizona with a degree in Near Eastern...

Soloman Littman's picture
Lecturer & Coordinator of Sekhel veLev, Judaic Studies
E-mail: ##no-email-address-for-sol-littman@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5758

Email: sbs-judaic @email.arizona.edu

Solomon Littman,  Visiting Scholar and Coordinator of Judaic Studies Sekhel veLev  (Mind and Heart) program from 200-2013 recently donated twenty-five Soviet-era Ukrainian  booklets on the Holocaust to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in...

Uri Maimon's picture
Adjunct Instructor, Hebrew
E-mail: maimonu@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5788

Email: maimonu @email.arizona.edu
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1:00 -2:00pm and by appointment (Marshall Bldg., Room 420)

A native of Israel, Uri Maimon has been teaching Hebrew at the University of Arizona for the past seven years. A graduate of Tel-Aviv University in Social Studies,...

Anat Maimon's picture
Coordinator of the Hebrew program
E-mail: maimon@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
Office: (520) 626-5786

Email: maimon @email.arizona.edu
Office Hours: Contact the Judaic Studies' Office at (520) 626-5758
Office Location: Marshall Bldg., Room 420

A native of Israel, Anat Maimon has been the Coordinator of the Hebrew Program at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies for the past...

Sharon Medgal's picture
Director of The University of Arizona Water Sustainability Program
E-mail: smegdal@cals.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-9591
FAX: (520) 792-8518
Office: (520) 621-9591

Sharon B. Megdal is Director of The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center and C.W. and Modene Neely Endowed Professor. She is Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science and serves as Director of...

Sonja Mekel's picture
Adjunct Instructor, Judaic Studies 2011
E-mail: ##noemailforSoniaMekel@email.arizona.edu

Sonja Mekel studied in Germany, Israel and the United States. She earned her PhD in American history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her dissertation, she examined the relationship between Germans and German Jews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the nineteenth century. She has published...

Thomas L. Price's picture
Adjunct Instructor, Judaic Studies
E-mail: tlprice@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5785

Email: tlhomas @yahoo.com

Office Hours: Tuesdays 6:00-8:30pm & by appointment
Office location: The Marshall Bldg., Room 429

JUS 387 The History of Anti-Semitism

Tom Price teaches “Israel, Islam & The West” and “The History of Anti-Semitism.” He contributes...

Gil Ribak's picture
The Schusterman Postdoctoral Fellow in Judaic Studies 2011
E-mail: ##gribak@email.arizona.edu
Publications

Gentile New York: The Images of Non-Jews Among Jewish Immigrants

Coures Taught at  The Univeristy of Arizona

JUS 370a Modern Jewish History: The Jewish People in America

JUS 370a Modern Jewish History: The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics (1848-1948)

Courses...
Howard J. Schwartz's picture
Lecturer, Judaic Studies
E-mail: hjs@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5758

Email: sbs-judaic @email.arizona.edu

Asher Susser's picture
Visiting Professor in Modern Israel Studies 2010-2011 & 2014
E-mail: susser@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 626-5785
FAX: 626-5767
Office: Marshall 429

Asher Susser is a senior fellow and former director of the Moshe Dayan Center of Middle Eastern Studies at Tel Aviv University, and author of Israel, Jordan and Palestine: The Two-State Imperative (fall 2011).  He was The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies' Visiting Professor in Modern Israel...

Gayil Talshir's picture
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies 2009-2010
E-mail: ##no-email-address-for-talshir@email.arizona.edu

Gayil Talshir was the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies for the 2009-2010 academic year. She received her Ph.D. from Oxford University and is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she directs the...

Daniela Tascarella's picture
Student Administrative Assistant, Judaic Studies
E-mail: danielat1@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5758

Daniela has been the Center's Student Administrative Assistant since 2011 and is an essential member of the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies staff.

 

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