Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program in USA, 2022

The Yiddish Book Center is now accepting applications for its Fellowship Program for the high-potential applicants in the US. Yiddish Book Center fellows spend a year as full-time staff members, learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects. Each fellow receives a stipend of $30,000 plus health insurance.The fellowship offers recent college graduates with intermediate or advanced Yiddish skills the opportunity to develop valuable professional experience while working as full-time members of the Center’s staff.


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The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden the understanding of modern Jewish identity.

Brief Description

  • Application Deadline: Open
  • Course Level: It is a one-year fellowship program.
  • Study Subject: Fellows spend a year as a full-time staff learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects.
  • Awards: The Fellows receive a stipend ($30,000), group health insurance (80% paid by the employer, 20% by employee), and paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.
  • Number of Scholarships: Three to five fellows each year.
  • Nationality: US and international
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA


  • Eligible Countries: Fellowship is open for both US and international candidates.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants should be recent college graduates with a strong background in Jewish studies or related disciplines, a working knowledge of Yiddish, a commitment to Yiddish language and culture, and a demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Fellowship s available in the following areas:
  • Bibliography
  • Communications and Publication
  • Digital Collections
  • Educational Programs
  • Translation
  • Yiddish Education
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

How to Apply

  • Completed application form including your CV/Resume
  • Official academic transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate work sent directly by the college or university.
  • Three reference letters (including at least one from an academic instructor and at least one from a professional supervisor), sent directly by the recommenders.
  • Transcripts and three letters of reference should be sent electronically to Phoenix Wyatt, education program assistant, at pwyatt@yiddishbookcenter.org.

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