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Great Jewish Books 2019

It’s that time of year! The Great Jewish Books summer program offered by the Yiddish Book Center is open for applications.

“At the Yiddish Book Center’s Great Jewish Books Summer Program, rising high school juniors and seniors read selections from important works of modern Jewish literature and consider how they speak to the opportunities and challenges we face today. Under the guidance of college professors, they consider how the rich legacy of modern Jewish literature can inform us in the twenty-first century.

Although the program’s focus is on reading, this is not school in any conventional sense: Great Jewish Books is a lively program full of social, cultural, and recreational opportunities—and no grades—for students who read for the love of reading and who are eager to discover the treasures of the Jewish canon.

Participants spend their days at the Yiddish Book Center, immersed in a lively world of Jewish culture, and live in dorms on the nearby campus of Hampshire College.

Every admitted participant receives a scholarship for the full cost of tuition, room, board, books, and special events.”

Application deadline is March 4, 2019.

More information is available on the Yiddish Book Center’s site.

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