Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Yiddish Book Center Summer Opportunities

From: The Yiddish Book Center [mailto:aleos-urbel@bikher.org]
Sent: Wed 11/9/2011 3:50 PM
Subject: Outstanding Opportunities for College Students and Recent Grads
The Yiddish Book Center is once again offering two exciting educational =
opportunities: the Fellowship Program for recent college graduates and = the Steiner Summer Program for undergraduates.

The Fellowship Program offers recent college graduates who are passionate about Yiddish language and culture the opportunity to work at the Book Center for a year (September through August). As paid full-time staff members, fellows work with existing programs and help to develop new initiatives in the areas of books and collections, oral history, educational programs, and more. Applicants should have a strong background in Jewish studies or related fields and a working knowledge of Yiddish. Application deadline: January 2, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/fellowship-program .

The Steiner Summer Program offers current college students a unique opportunity for a tuition-free, seven-week intensive course in Yiddish language and culture. Beginning and intermediate students will be immersed in language study, and will also explore the history, literature, culture, and music of the Jews of Central and Eastern Europe. No prior knowledge of Yiddish required. Six college credits available. Program dates: June 10-July 27, 2012. Application deadline=February 1, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/steiner-summer-program.

PITT UNDERGRADUATES: If you are interested in the tuition-free 6 credit Yiddish course described above, you can apply to the Halpern Award program offered by the Jewish Studies Program (details coming soon--click here for information on last year's award cylce) to defray living expenses. So basically: FREE Yiddish course, 6 credits toward graduation, possibly subsidy for living expenses, and you get to spend a summer in beautiful western Massachusetts. This is a no-brainer.

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