Scholarships for Trip to Yiddishland July 3-July 10 at Sylvan Lake

“My grandmother was my greatest connection to Yiddish. After she passed away, I looked for my new Yiddish home—and when I began attending the Workmen’s Circle’s Trip to Yiddishland, I knew I found it. Yiddishland is a powerful, transformative, magical week. I’m so grateful for my Yiddishland scholarship and the generosity of the Workmen’s Circle supporters.”
Adrian Silver, Yiddishland scholarship recipient

The excitement is building for the Workmen Circle’s annual Trip to Yiddishland, an immersive experience for international Yiddish enthusiasts of all ages. This year’s Yiddishland will take place Friday, July 3 – Friday, July 10 at Circle Lodge on beautiful Sylvan Lake in Dutchess County, New York.

One of the most wonderful elements of this annual gathering is the energy that comes from the mix of generations and nationalities. It does not happen by chance, but rather is a result of a scholarship fund established years ago as a tribute to Pesakh Fiszman, the beloved Yiddish teacher. The scholarships, supported by the Workmen’s Circle Scholarship Fund in Memory of Pesakh Fiszman, bring a limited number of young people to this program at a greatly reduced cost to them. Over the past few years, we have awarded scholarships to 24 young people from across North America and Europe.

So, how can you help us build on the success of this scholarship program and preserve Yiddish around the world?

Spread the word about the scholarships!

If you or someone you know meets the criteria—ages 18 to 35 and an interest in Yiddish language and culture—encourage them to apply by sending a personal statement (max 500 words) that includes:

  • Why do you want to learn/continue learning Yiddish?
  • How will you share and transmit your Yiddish cultural legacy?

Applications should be sent to Kolya Borodulin at by Friday, May 29. If you have questions, call Kolya at 212-889-6800 ext 806.

Make a gift to the Scholarship Fund!

Your contributions give young participants a remarkable Yiddish immersion experience that they would not otherwise have. Yiddishland scholarship recipients enjoy daily Yiddish classes, stellar teachers, arts and cultural programs, meals, dormitory-style boarding and recreational facilities. With your support, they only need to pay $35 a day. To contribute to a scholarship, click here.