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Summer Yiddish Educational Programs Seek Applicants

AMHERST, Massachusetts – The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, is now accepting applicants for three programs for recent graduates, college students, and high school students. For more information on these opporutnities visit

The Yiddish Book Center Graduate Fellowship offers recent graduates with backgrounds in Yiddish and Jewish studies the opportunity to gain professional experience working as full-time Center staff members. Fellows spend a year learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects. They receive a $30,000 stipend and healthcare coverage. The program runs from Sept. 2018 to August 2019. Applications are due Jan. 7.

The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is an immersive program in Yiddish language and culture, with beginner and intermediate tracks, open to college and graduate students ages 18–26. Participants can earn six college credits during the intensive seven-week course. Outside the classroom, the students take a field trip to New York, and take part in events at the Yiddish Book Center, including the annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music. Intermediate students also participate in paid internships. The program will take place June 3-July 20. Applications are due Feb. 12.

The Great Jewish Books Summer Program is for rising high school juniors and seniors, who will read selections from important works of modern Jewish literature under the guidance of college professors. The program has two sessions: from July 22-27, and from July 29-August 3, 2018. Applications are due March 5.

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