The Center for Judaic & Middle Eastern Studies at UConn, Stamford, under the directorship of Nehama Aschkenasy, offers credit courses within the academic curriculum in the Humanities, as well as non-credit outreach programs for the community at large in all areas of Judaic culture, literature, and history, from antiquity to modern times, Israel, and Middle Eastern literature and politics, and in interfaith studies. The Center has created a learning community around itself which gathers for intellectual pursuits and discussions of scholarly and contemporary issues. The Center has been recognized for its innovative programs in the areas of traditional academic education and particularly outreach projects, including a Certificate in Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies designed for community members and students interested in teaching in religious schools or who are preparing for advanced training in this area. Since its inception, the Center has enjoyed broad community recognition and has been financially supported by individuals, foundations, corporate gifts, and matching grants.
The Center is also a recipient agency of the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien and is also supported by UJA/Federation of Westport/Weston/Wilton/Norwalk.
Contact information for the Center for Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies at UConn's Stamford Campus:
Address: One University Place, Stamford, CT 06901-2315