Steiner Summer Yiddish Program 2020

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Summer Program
May 31, 2020 to July 17, 2020
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Jewish History / Studies, Languages, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Social History / Studies

Apply by February 10, 2020

The Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts is now accepting applications for the 2020 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, A seven-week intensive course in Yiddish language & culture for college students running May 31–July 17, 2020.

In the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-26:

  • take a full year of language courses in seven weeks, tuition-free
  • gain substantive knowledge of Central and Eastern European Jewish history and culture in seminars with leading scholars of literature, film, music, and history
  • earn up to six college credits upon successful completion of the program
  • experience contemporary Yiddish culture during a field trip to New York City, where they tour Yiddish-speaking neighborhoods and attend cultural events
  • attend the Yiddish Book Center’s Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
  • participate in paid internships, gaining professional experience working on Yiddish-based projects (intermediate-level students only)
  • create a community of peers from around the world in a residential environment

The program is tuition-free and limited housing subsidies are available for beginner students who demonstrate a financial need. Intermediate students participating in the internship receive a housing subsidy plus a $1,000 stipend. Applications are due February 10, 2020.

Contact Info: 

Questions? Contact Phoenix Wyatt, Steiner Summer Yiddish Program Coordinator, at or (413) 256-4900, ext. 144