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Call for Applicants: Great Jewish Books Summer Program 2016

(Via the Yiddish Book Center)



Session 1: July 24 – 29, 2016

Session 2: July 31 – August 7, 2016

“I’ve made invaluable friendships and connections, broadened my perspective on Jewish culture, and simply had an unforgettable experience.”

The Great Jewish Books Summer Program gives teens a life-changing introduction to important works of modern Jewish literature. Young people from across North America—and from diverse religious affiliations and family backgrounds—come together for a week at the Center to study 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. And every admitted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room, board, books, and special events.

Applications are due April 1; sophomores and juniors are eligible. No specific background is required. Our ideal applicant is simply a mature, curious teenager who loves to read and has a demonstrated curiosity about Jewish culture. At Great Jewish Books, students come together to learn for the sake of learning, and they discover a rich and complex literary tradition without the pressure of grades.

For more information and to apply: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/great-jewish-books.

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