Apply to the Program

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The application period for the 2017 program is closed. To be notified when next year's application period opens, please click here.

The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is open to students between the ages of 18 and 26 who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate (at least one year completed) or graduate program. Recent college graduates who are applying or planning to apply to graduate programs are also eligible.

Applications must include:

  • The webform below
  • A personal statement (a three-minute video or two short essays)
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A Yiddish essay (for intermediate applicants; see details at the end of the form below)

Please have your two recommenders email their letters to

Please have your university (or universities) send official transcripts to OR mail or fax them directly to us at:

Yiddish Book Center
Attn: Steiner Summer Yiddish Program
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax: 413-256-4700