The Yiddish Book Center offers meaningful and challenging positions, a warm, friendly atmosphere, competitive salaries, and excellent benefits. We are seeking applicants for the following positions (see details below):

Teaching Assistant, Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program seeks a 2/3 time Teaching Assistant to facilitate a comfortable, fun, and intellectually stimulating Yiddish-speaking environment for 18 college students and assist with teaching duties in an online intensive summer program in Yiddish language and culture. The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program runs May 30-July 16, 2021.

Duties include:

  • mark all homework, tutor students one-on-one or in small groups as needed, and substitute teach as needed for the beginners’ class. If desired, regular guest teaching can be arranged in advance with the instructor.
  • attend study hall to help students with assignments as needed and to answer any questions.
  • attend weekly social hours to facilitate conversation among students about Yiddish culture.
  • attend occasional Yiddish social events.


  • advanced Yiddish language skills
  • good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • maturity, flexibility, sense of humor


  • familiarity with Yiddish Book Center
  • knowledge of modern Jewish culture and Jewish community

Compensation: $2300 stipend

Application Instructions:

Send to: Gretchen Fiordalice, director of education administration, [email protected].

To apply:

  1. Send resume or CV, including Yiddish language background, and a cover letter that addresses why you want to work in the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, and
  2. Submit a 3-4 paragraph (1-page max) writing sample in Yiddish
  3. Have two professional references (current or former supervisors) send their letters of recommendation directly to Gretchen, [email protected]

If you have questions, email Gretchen at [email protected] or call 413-256-4900 ext.#103.