Apply to the 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 or 413-256-4900, ext. 143.

Contact Information
Basic Information
Parent/Guardian 1 Information
Parent/Guardian 2 Information
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 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 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.