Thanks to the generosity of the David Frost Fund for Yiddish Culture, Yugntruf: Youth for Yiddish will offer one (1) fully-paid scholarship (including travel) to its Yidish-vokh (“Yiddish Week”) retreat in Warwick, NY, USA (August 16 – 22, 2010). Only Yiddish-speaking youths between the ages of 18 and 25 from an Eastern European country are eligible to apply.*
The stipend will cover full round-trip travel expenses to the United States and to Yidish-vokh, as well as room and board and all activities. Successful applicants must speak Yiddish at least at an advanced beginner level and be able to effectively communicate in an exclusively Yiddish-speaking environment.
Apply now! Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 28, 2010, by online application, email or post. The scholarship recipient will be announced by June 1, 2010. (If there are any problems filling out this online application you can download the application here , then send it to us by email email@example.com or by regular post to:
Yugntruf, 419 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003, USA
“Yidish-vokh”,now in its 35th year, is Yugntruf’s Yiddish Week, a unique gathering in which Yiddish speakers from diverse backgrounds come together to live a week in the Yiddish language. All activities (lectures, sports, discussions, song, theater and art workshops, reading groups, concerts) as well as all socializing are conducted entirely in Yiddish. Last year’s Yidish-vokh was attended by around 170 people — 30 between the ages of 14 and 25 — as well as young and mature adults, families with children, and seniors.
Yidish-vokh 2010 will take place August 16th – 22nd at the URJ Kutz Camp in Warwick, New York, USA. The Kutz Camp features many amenities including Olympic and family-sized pools, a lake with boating and swimming, sports fields and courts, lecture halls, an arts center (with three visual arts studios, dance and recording studios, library and music rooms) and two theaters. All food is kosher and under the supervision of an Orthodox Mashgiakh; vegetarian options are also available. For more information on Yidish-vokh in English and Yiddish, please see our website at: http://yugntruf.org/programs/ yidish-vokh/.