High school students, college students and recent college graduates can apply for three programs at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Mass.: the 2018 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, the 2018-19 Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program and the 2018 Great Jewish Books Summer Program.
The Fellowship Program, which runs from September 2018 to August 2019, lets recent graduates with backgrounds in Yiddish and Jewish studies gain professional experience as full-time center staff members receiving a $30,000 stipend and health care coverage. Applications are due Jan. 7.
Visit yiddishbookcenter.org/fellowship-program for more information.
The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, an immersive program in Yiddish language and culture with beginner and intermediate tracks, is open to college and graduate students ages 18 to 26. The seven-week program, June 3 to July 20, is worth six college credits.
Students take seminar-style classes, go on cultural field trips to New York and participate in such center events as the annual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music. Intermediate students also participate in paid internships, working on projects at the Center. Alumni of the program often continue with further studies in Yiddish and Jewish culture and history and pursue careers in the field.
Applications are due Feb. 12. Visit yiddishbookcenter.org/steiner-summer-yiddish-program.
The Great Jewish Books Summer Program, for rising high school juniors and seniors, offers two one-week sessions: July 22 to 27 and July 29 to Aug. 3. Students study selections from important works of modern Jewish literature under the guidance of college professors.
Applications are due March 5. Visit yiddishbookcenter.org/educational-programs/great-jewish-books-summer-program.