Exciting Opportunities for College Students and Recent College Grads!


If you are a student currently studying Yiddish, or with no knowledge of Yiddish but with a passion for Jewish history, culture, art and literature, you may be eligible for the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, a seven-week, tuition-free, intensive language and culture course at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts.

The renowned, fast-paced program offers beginner and intermediate tracks that include three hours of language instruction in the morning and an array of Yiddish cultural programs and social activities, including film screenings, workshops, concerts, and a trip to New York City. In the afternoon, beginner students take a course in Yiddish culture and history, while students in the intermediate track work as interns on the Center’s ongoing projects in exchange for free housing and a $1,000 stipend. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible for up to six college credits.

The 2016 program runs from June 5 - July 22, 2016. Applications are due by February 8, 2016.

For more information:  http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/steiner-summer-program

If you’re a college senior or recent graduate with intermediate or advanced knowledge of Yiddish, you are eligible to apply to the Yiddish Book Center’s Fellowship Program. Talented young Yiddishists from around the world spend a year as full-time members of our staff, developing valuable skills and contributing to the Center’s established projects and new initiatives. Applicants should have a strong background in Jewish studies or related fields and a commitment to Yiddish language and culture. Each Fellow receives a stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance.

The Fellowship Program will run from September 2016 to August 2017.  Applications are due by January 4, 2016.

For more information:  http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/fellowship-program