2016 Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

June 5-July 22, 2016

Source: National Yiddish Book Center

Now in its fourth decade, the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, a seven-week intensive course for college students, offers motivated students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Yiddish language and culture. Participants study with renowned scholars and build a community of yidishkayt in a supportive residential setting. The program will be held between June 5-July 22, 2016.


In the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, undergraduate and graduate students ages 18-26:

  • Take a full year of language courses in seven weeks, tuition free
  • Gain substantive knowledge of Central and Eastern European Jewish history and culture in seminars with leading scholars of literature, film, music, and history
  • Earn six college credits upon successful completion of the program
  • Experience contemporary Yiddish culture during a field trip to New York City, where they tour
    Yiddish-speaking neighborhoods and attend cultural events
  • Attend the Yiddish Book Center’s Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
  • Participate in paid internships, gaining professional experience working on Yiddish-based projects (intermediate students only)
  • Create a community of peers from around the world in a residential environment

Application Deadline - February 8, 2016

Get more information and application here.

Updated: Nov. 18, 2015