Translation Fellowship

The Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellowship program trains, supports, and encourages a new generation of Yiddish literary translators.

Each year, the program selects a group of emerging translators who are versed in Yiddish language and culture. Fellows are provided with training, teamed with a mentor, and awarded a generous stipend to complete a book-length project of their choosing.

Over the course of a year, fellows learn the craft of literary translation and become part of a burgeoning community of lifelong Yiddish translators. Together, they develop the skills, strategies, and techniques necessary to bring the richness of Yiddish literature to a broader readership.

The application deadline for the 2016 Translation Fellowship is November 15, 2015.

Learn more about the program.

Contact Eitan Kensky, director of collections initiatives, at

The Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the Righteous Persons Foundation, with additional funding from Dr. Paula Bursztyn Goldberg.