Apply to the Program Educational Programs Great Jewish Books Summer Program Applications for 2017 are due March 27. Acceptance decisions will be announced by the end of April. Your complete application must include: This form Official academic transcripts (sent directly by high school) Two recommendations If you have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or 413-256-4900, ext. 143. Contact Information First Name (required) Last Name (required) E-mail Address (required) Home Phone Cell Phone Street Address (required) City (required) State (required) Zip Code (required) Basic Information Date of Birth (required) Gender (required) Name of High School (required) Type of High School (required) Public Private (Jewish) Private (Not Jewish) Home School Other (specify below) If you chose "other" above, or if you want to provide further description of your high school, please elaborate here: What grade will you be entering in Fall 2017? (required) Parent/Guardian 1 Information Parent/Guardian 1 Name (required) Relationship to Applicant: (required) E-mail Address (required) Home Phone Cell Phone Parent/Guardian 2 Information Parent/Guardian 2 Name Relationship to Applicant: E-mail Address Home Phone Cell Phone Have you applied to Great Jewish Books before? (required) Yes No Where did you hear about Great Jewish Books? If on the internet, which site specifically? (required) If one of our alumni recommended that you apply to this program, please write their name below: Are you applying for: (required) Session 1: July 23 - 28 Session 2: July 30 - August 4 Either session If you chose "either session" above, do you have a preference for Session 1 or Session 2? Session 1 Session 2 No preference More About You Please list any work experience you've had (include dates and a brief description of each job): (required) Please list any extracurricular activities with which you have been significantly involved (include dates and a brief description): (required) Please tell us about your experience (if any) with Jewish education or Jewish cultural activities: (required) Please list any languages, other than English, that you are able to speak, understand, or read: Short Essay QuestionsEach answer should be between 150 and 350 words. 1) What's the best class you've taken in high school? What about the subject matter particularly intrigued you? (required) 2) Tell us about one of your favorite books. When did you first encounter it? Why is it meaningful to you? (required) 3) Describe your connection to, affiliation with, or interest in Jewish culture or Judaism. You can tell us about your family background, your religious practice, your cultural engagement, or simply your curiosity and questions about Jewishness: (required) 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 MaterialsIn addition to this application form, official academic transcripts and two recommendations must be received by March 27, 2017, 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 link to the recommendation form with your two recommenders and ask them to submit the form no later than March 27. Please have your high school(s) email official transcripts directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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) Both the applicant and the applicant's parent/guardian must type their full names and the date below, acknowledging that this application is being submitted. Applicant's name and date (required) Parent/guardian's name and date (required) Leave this field blank CAPTCHAPlease help us keep our site secure by answering the question below.