Apply to Great Jewish Books

Applications for Great Jewish Books 2015 are closed.

Great Jewish Books will run from August 2-9, 2015. Complete application (including this form, official academic transcripts, and 2 recommendations) must be received by April 1, 2015. Your application will be reviewed, and you will hear back from us by the end of April.

To download and print a PDF flyer for Great Jewish Books, click here. If you have any questions, please contact Program Assistant Sylvia Peterson at or 413-256-4900 x143.


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Short Essay Questions (These should be between 150-350 words each.)

We are not looking for any specific answer here; we’d just like to get to know a little more about you. We are seeking students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

Additional Materials

In addition to this application form, official academic transcripts and two recommendations must be received by April 1, 2015, in order for your application to be considered. One recommendation must be from a high school teacher whose class you have taken; the second can be from another teacher, guidance counselor, coach, youth group leader, club adviser, synagogue educator, or supervisor.

Please share the following link with your recommenders and ask them each to submit the form no later than April 1:

Please have your high school(s) email official transcripts directly to us at or mail them directly to us at:

Yiddish Book Center
Attn: Great Jewish Books
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002