Apply to the Program

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Applications for the 2021 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program are now closed. Admissions notifications will be sent out by March 15, 2021. 

The Steiner Summer Yiddish Program is open to students between the ages of 18 and 26 who are either currently enrolled in a postsecondary education program (at least one year of undergraduate coursework is required) or have recently graduated (within five years). 

Applications must include:

  • The webform below
  • A written statement, 3-5 paragraphs in length
  • A video statement, no longer than 2 minutes
  • Official academic transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A Yiddish essay (for intermediate applicants; see details at the end of the form below)

Please have your two recommenders email their letters to [email protected].

Please have your university (or universities) send official transcripts to [email protected]. If your university is unable to provide digital transcripts, have them mailed or faxed directly to us at:

Yiddish Book Center
Attn: Steiner Summer Yiddish Program
1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Fax: 413-256-4700

Our online form now allows you to save a draft of your application. Click the “save draft” button at the bottom of the page, enter your e-mail, and you’ll be sent a personalized link to return to your draft at any time. 

Due to the continuing risk of COVID-19, the 2021 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program will be held remotely and the full seven-week program will be conducted online. Please see our remote program page and FAQ for more information regarding the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program’s remote learning adaptation.