YIVO Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture

The Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, established in 1968, is the oldest intensive Yiddish summer program in the world.

Our 6-week program offers classes from beginner to advanced levels and a wide variety of cultural and enrichment activities. Under the auspices of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Bard College, the program offers peerless instruction in the Yiddish language and an in-depth exploration of the literature and culture of East European Jewry and its diaspora communities. The Weinreich Program treats Yiddish as a living language and emphasizes spoken Yiddish. We believe this approach will be helpful to all students, whether they plan to make Yiddish an integral part of their daily life or use it mainly for research.


our complete application package should include: 

YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Attention: Leah Falk 
15 West 16th Street

New York, NY 10011-6301  

  • A letter of recommendation, preferably from a language teacher or other humanities teacher. See the online application form for instructions on electronically requesting a recommendation. 

2016 Dates and Deadlines

Program Dates: June 27-August 5

International Students and Financial Aid Applicants: February 26

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General Applicants: April 29

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27 June 2016 - 5 August 2016
27 Jun 2016
5 Aug 2016
America/New York