Apply to Great Jewish Books

Your complete application (including this form, official academic transcripts, and two recommendations) must be received by April 1, 2016. Your application will be reviewed, and acceptance decisions will be announced by the end of April. 
If you have any questions, please contact us at or 413-256-4900, ext.143.


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More About You
Short Essay Questions (Each answer should be between 150 and 350 words.)

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, 2016, 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 two recommenders and ask them to submit the form no later than April 1:

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

Yiddish Book Center
Attn: Great Jewish Books
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax: 413-256-4700 (attention: Great Jewish Books)