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J. Edward Wright, Director's picture
The J. Edward Wright Endowed Professor of Judaic Studies
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...

Kerry Adams's picture
Executive Director, American Institute for Maghrib Studies
TEL: 520-626-6498
Office: Louise Foucar Marshall Bldg. Room 470
Lisa Adeli's picture
Outreach Coordinator, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies
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
TEL: 520-621-7349
FAX: 520-626-8022
Office: (520) 621-7349
Beth Alpert Nakhai's picture
Associate Professor, Judaic Studies
TEL: Main Office (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5762

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 Fall 2014, she is serving as the Acting Director of the Center.  In addition, she is affiliated...

Shlomo Aronson's picture
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Visiting Professor in Israel Studies 2007-2009

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
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
TEL: (520) 621-8013
FAX: (520) 621-2333
Office: 520-626-0931
Martha Castleberry's picture
Sr. Business Manager, Judaic Studies
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)

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Susan Crane's picture
Associate Professor of Modern European History
TEL: 520-621-1113
Office: Social Sciences 237A
Bryan Davis's picture
Adjunct Instructor, Judaic Studies
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

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

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

Mark Elliott's picture
Adjunct
TEL: 520 626-5758
FAX: Fax: (520) 626-5767

Mark Elliott received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in Near Eastern Studies. He is also the editor of Bible and Interpretation at www.bibleinterp.com .
Courses Taught:
JUS 372a History and Religion of Israel: Biblical Period
JUS 372b History and Religion of Israel: Ezra...

David L. Graizbord's picture
Associate Professor, Judaic Studies
TEL: (520) 626-5758
Office: (520) 626-5758

Office Hours: (FALL 2014) Fridays, 1:30-2:30 (please call ahead to make sure I am available)

David Graizbord is a historian of early modern and modern Jews. To date his research has focused mostly on the Western Sephardi Diaspora of the seventeenth century. In particular, Graizbord's...

Leonard Hammer's picture
Visiting Scholar and The David and Andrea Stein Visiting Professor of Modern Israel Studies 2015
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 and works as an International Expert for the Open Society...

Leigh Jensen's picture
Media Specialist, Judaic Studies
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767

Leigh is a senior studying Religious Studies, Creative Writing, and Public Policy. She helps maintain the Center's Facebook, Twitter account, and website, in addition to writing stories about the incredible people affiliated with Judaic Studies and the work they do.

Deborah Kaye's picture
Adjunct Lecturer, Judaic Studies
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
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
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
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
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...

Anat Maimon's picture
Coordinator of the Hebrew program
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...

Uri Maimon's picture
Adjunct Instructor, Hebrew
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. Uri graduated from Tel-Aviv University in Social...

Sharon Medgal's picture
Director of The University of Arizona Water Sustainability Program
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

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
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
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
TEL: (520) 626-5758
FAX: (520) 626-5767
Office: (520) 626-5758

Email: sbs-judaic @email.arizona.edu

In Fall 2014, Dr. Schwartz is teaching a course at Congregation Anshei Israel on the book Hilchot Teshuva by Maimonides.

 

Max Strassfeld's picture
Assistant Professor
TEL: 520-621-1383
Office: Learning Services Building Room 222

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