Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

A seven-week intensive course in Yiddish language & culture for college students

June 7-July 24, 2015

Applications for the 2015 program are closed.

The Yiddish Book Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program offers college students a spirited exploration of Yiddish language and culture. In seven weeks of concentrated study, Steiner students not only gain Yiddish language literacy and substantive knowledge of Central and Eastern European Jewish history and culture – they also participate in the lively world of Yiddish culture at the Yiddish Book Center and beyond.


All accepted students receive free tuition for undergraduate credits through the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Intermediate Yiddish students receive free housing and living stipends in exchange for working with ongoing projects at the Center. Limited housing subsidies are available for beginner students, based on need. The 2015 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is open to undergraduate and graduate students under the age of 26 without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin. No prior knowledge of Yiddish is required for beginner students.

To download and print a flier, click here.

Contact Steiner Summer Yiddish Program Manager Amy Leos-Urbel at or at 413.256.4900 ext. 131.

The Yiddish Book Center’s Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is made possible through the generosity of David and Sylvia Steiner and a small group of additional sponsors.