What Is a UDR?

Undergraduate departmental representatives serve as a resource and representative for fellow majors and minors and potential majors and minors, and bring student concerns and/or ideas to the department/program faculty.

> Learn more at the Dean of Arts and Sciences Web site

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives


Near Eastern and Judaic Studies


Eitan CooperEitan Cooper ('13)

Eitan Cooper is a Senior from South Orange, NJ. Before coming to Brandeis, he spent a year studying Judaism in the Old City of Jerusalem. His main areas of interest are Rabbinic Judaism and American Jewish history. In addition to majoring in NEJS and serving as the Undergraduate Department Representative (UDR), Eitan doubles as a Psychology major. He also has worked as research assistant at the Cohen Center for Modern Judaic Studies. He is an active member of the Brandeis Orthodox Organization (BOO), and serves as an editor at the Justice. 

Eitan is eager to answer any and all questions about the NEJS program, course offerings, and professors. He hopes to share his knowledge and passion about the department with students. Feel free to email him with questions, thoughts, or concerns.

Ariana Berlin ('14)Ariana Berlin

Hey everyone! I’m Ariana and I’m excited to be one of the NEJS UDRs! I look forward to meeting you and answering your questions! A bit about me: I am a junior from Cherry Hill, NJ. Besides NEJS, I am also majoring in Environmental Studies with a minor in Hebrew. In my “free” time, I am the Social Events Coordinator for the Brandeis Orthodox Organization (BOO), I work for the office of Admissions, and I also teach 5th grade at the Boston-Area Jewish Education Program (BJEP). I really like NEJS and I hope that you will too! Get psyched for a great year!

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Pinchus Polack ('14)

Nusrath Yusuf ('13)

Hebrew Language

Jonah Cohen ('13)