A year-long professional experience in Yiddish language & Jewish cultural work.
September 2014 – August 2015
Applications are closed for the September 2014 – August 2015 fellowship year.
The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Fellowship Program. Yiddish Book Center Fellows spend a year as full-time staff, learning valuable skills and participating in a dynamic environment of Yiddish cultural production and preservation.
Applicants should be recent college graduates with strong backgrounds in Jewish studies or related disciplines, a working knowledge of Yiddish, a commitment to Yiddish language and culture, and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Each Fellow receives a stipend of $28,000 plus health insurance.
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QUESTIONS? Contact Director of Educational Programs Amy Leos-Urbel at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 413-256-4900 ext. 131.
The Yiddish Book Center’s Fellowship Program does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin.
Former Fellows Speak:
“Working here this year has improved my Yiddish language skills and has made me feel like part of the broader Yiddish community.”
“I would absolutely recommend the program to people who are committed to Jewish/Yiddish culture and who want to learn what it’s like to work for a cultural organization.”
“I love working with the friendly, helpful staff here at the Center. The heymish, supportive atmosphere is one of the reasons I wanted to come back. I really enjoy coming to work every day, and I knew that the institution cared about me as a person, and not just the function I performed here. This is what has made the program a wonderful learning experience for me.”
“Being in the Pioneer Valley has enabled me to get involved with a burgeoning young adult Jewish community.”
“My engagement with Yiddish language and culture through the oral history project was very deep. I learned a lot and my experience of Yiddish culture from the American perspective now is very different than a year ago… I feel more involved in the global Yiddish movement.”