Translation Fellowship

Noting that “an astounding 98% of Yiddish books have yet to be translated into English”, Yiddish Book Center founder and president Aaron Lansky has announced the Center’s Translation Fellowship Program. The goal of the program is to train and develop a new generation of Yiddish translators.

Each year the Yiddish Book Center’s Translation Fellowship program selects a group of translators, provides them with training, and teams them with a mentor. Fellows are awarded a $5,000 stipend to complete a book-length project. 
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The Yiddish Book Center Translation Fellowship is made possible through the generous support of the David Berg Foundation, with additional funding from the Righteous Persons Foundation and Dr. Paula Bursztyn Goldberg.