Apply to the Great Jewish Books Summer Program

The Great Jewish Books Summer Program is open to rising high school juniors and seniors. Applications are due March 6, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

Every admitted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room, board, books, and special events.

General Application Information:

Our online form allows you to save a draft of your application. Click the “save draft” button at the bottom of the page and copy and save the secure link that appears in the green box at the top of the screen.

Your complete application must include:

Contact Information
Basic Information
(e.g. she/her, they/them, he/him, etc.)
Type of High School
Parent/Guardian 1 Information
Parent/Guardian 2 Information
Have you applied to Great Jewish Books before?
More About You
Short Essay Questions
Each answer should be between 150 and 350 words.
We are not looking for any specific answer here; we’d just like to get to know a little more about you. We are seeking students from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
Additional Materials

In addition to this application form, self-reported transcripts and two recommendation forms must be submitted by March 6, 2023, in order for your application to be considered. One recommendation must be from a high school teacher whose class you have taken; the second can be from another teacher, guidance counselor, coach, youth group leader, club adviser, synagogue educator, or supervisor.

Please share the link to the recommendation form with your two recommenders and ask them to submit the form no later than March 6.

Please attach academic transcripts below or email transcripts directly to us at [email protected]. If you are unable to provide digital copies of your transcripts, please mail or fax them to us at:

Yiddish Book Center
Attn: Great Jewish Books
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax: 413-256-4700 (attention: Great Jewish Books)

One file only.
64 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, jpeg, png, pdf, doc, docx.
Both the applicant and the applicant's parent/guardian must type their full names and the date below, acknowledging that this application is being submitted.