Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lown 211

(781) 736-2950
(781) 736-2070 fax
nejs@brandeis.edu

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"NEJS is a really unique department, and is a big part of the 'sparkle' that makes Brandeis so special as a University."

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Lown Building 

NEJS is located in the Lown Building.
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Administrative Staff

Joanne Arnish, Administrator
Jarnish@brandeis.edu

Jean Mannion, Department Coordinator
mannion@brandeis.edu

Office Assistants

Shira Harary is a Junior from Deal, New Jersey. During her midyear semester off, she kept busy by working at an OB/GYN office, teaching hararygymnastics, and taking classes at a community college. In addition to working at the NEJS office, she is one of the chapter founders and Partners and Dining Services Coordinator of the Food Recovery Network. She also dances with the Adagio Dance Company and is involved with the Free Play Theater Cooperative; she most recently performed in columbinus. Shira is double majoring in Psychology and Educational Studies and minoring in Theater.


Sara Pipe-Mazo is a Junior from Barnstable, Massachusetts and recently moved to Evansville, Indiana where her father is a congregational rabbi. Both of her parents and oldest brother also attended Brandeis. Throughout high school she worked as the office assistant for the religious school at her synagogue. She plans to double major in Economics and Business and minor in NEJS. Sara is studying abroad in Prague during the Fall but is excited to join us again in the Spring. 

(781) 736-2950
(781) 736-2070 Fax

Mailing Address

Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies
Mailstop 054
Brandeis University
415 South St.
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453-2728
USA