Great Jewish Books
A week-long exploration of literature & culture for high school students
August 3-10, 2014
The application deadline for 2014 has passed.
The Great Jewish Books Summer Program brings together a select group of rising high school juniors and seniors to read, discuss, argue about, and fall in love with powerful and enduring works of modern Jewish literature. Participants study with professors, meet contemporary authors, and connect with other teens from across the country.
"Our daughter’s experience was off-the-charts wonderful!" —2013 Parent
Every admitted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room, board, books, and special events.
WHAT DO OUR ALUMNI SAY?
"I was struck by the intellectual honesty of the professors and fellow program participants. There was no pretense or posturing, just honest-to-goodness curiosity and passion for learning. I loved that the conversations spilled from classroom to lunch table to dorm. Almost as thrilling was the encouragement and feedback I got from the professors."
— Micah Ackerman Hirsch, '13 Alum