Steiner Summer Yiddish Program
A seven-week intensive course in Yiddish language & culture for college students
June 8-July 25, 2014
Applications are closed for Summer 2014.
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 cultural preservation and production as it exists today 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 2014 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.
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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 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is made possible through the generosity of David and Sylvia Steiner and a small group of additional sponsors.
Steiner Students Speak:
“I was not able to predict the magnitude of the impact that the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program would have on me… The summer provided me with a first step into the richness of Yiddish civilization, and I hope to continue my exploration in the years to come.” — Steiner 2013 student, New York University
“Until this summer, I could not anticipate how excited I would be about the language, how lively the modern revival movement remains, and how much studying this language would help me develop my personal identity.”— Steiner 2013 student, University of Virginia