Source: The National Yiddish Book Center
Now in its fourth year, the Yiddish Book Center's Great Jewish Books Summer Program gives teens a life-changing introduction to the great works of modern Jewish literature. During one spectacular summer week (August 2-9, 2015), young people from across North America—and from diverse religious denominations and family backgrounds—come together at the Yiddish Book Center to study literary works by seminal authors like Sholem Aleichem, Philip Roth, Grace Paley, and Isaac Babel. Participants study with college professors, meet contemporary writers, and make lasting friendships with other teens.
Great Jewish Books brings together a select group of rising high school juniors and seniors to read, discuss, argue about, and fall in love with powerful and enduring works of modern Jewish literature.
Great Jewish Books students:
- study with college professors in seminar- style classes
- meet renowned writers and take part in cultural activities at the Yiddish Book Center
- get a taste of college life while staying on the adjacent Hampshire College campus
- receive full scholarships covering the cost of tuition, room and board, books, and special events
For information and applications, see the Great Jewish Books Summer Program webpage.