Great Jewish Books
A week-long exploration of literature & culture for high school students
August 2-9, 2015
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.
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"Our daughter’s experience was off-the-charts wonderful!"
"This is literature that I can really connect to. I can't wait to delve into it further." —2014 Student
Every admitted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room, board, books, and special events.
GREAT JEWISH BOOKS IN THE NEWS
- Read an essay by alumna Leah Klahr ('14) about how Great Jewish Books changed her perceptions of Yiddish language and culture.
- Listen to three 2014 Great Jewish Books students tell their stories.
- Read alumna Hannah Elbaum's ('14) description of "a day in the life" at Great Jewish Books.
- Discover what Residential Assistant Yaakov Lipsker found most moving about working with Great Jewish Books students.