Other Study Opportunities

Bard-YIVO Institute for East European Jewish History and Culture

The Institute for East European Jewish History and Culture, a 2012 initiative of Bard and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, presents an integrated program of study in the culture, history, language, and literature of East European Jews. Held during the January intersession, the program consists of nine minicourses taught by leading academics. Courses are designed to attract undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and members of the general public. Students may enroll in as many as three courses and have the option of receiving credit from Bard College. The program is based at the YIVO Institute in New York City.

The Uriel Weinreich Summer Program, sponsored by Bard College and the YIVO Institute, offers instruction in the Yiddish language and an in-depth exploration of the literature and culture of East European / American Jewry. The core of the six-week summer program is an intensive, four-credit language course (at one of three levels—elementary, intermediate, or advanced) that is designed to develop proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing, as well as cultural literacy. The program is based at the Jewish Theological Seminary on Manhattan’s Upper West Side; some classes and events are held at the YIVO Institute.

See the Bard-YIVO website for information on program dates, applications, scholarships, housing, fees, and the curriculum.

Academic Calendar

Upcoming Dates


Monday, August 11, 2014 – Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Language and Thinking Program

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

Academic Orientation for Transfer Students

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Transfer Students Arrive

Check-in and Financial Clearance for Transfer Students Thursday, August 28, 2014 – Friday, August 29, 2014

Matriculation Days

Advising and Registration for New First-Year and Transfer Students