4. You may paste links to a maximum of three samples of any work you wish to share that best showcases your creative, community, or academic work (optional).
Space 5. Please list any courses or community learning you have undertaken in cultural studies (history, culture, religion, literature, music, philosophy, etc.) If you have any experience in Jewish cultural studies in particular you should share this information here, but do not limit your answers to studies in just one culture. 6. Languages Spoken or Studied (check all that apply) *
If my Helix application is successful, I understand that I am responsible for familiarizing myself with both the Yiddish/Hebrew and Cyrillic alphabets before arriving in Los Angeles for the 2020 colloquium.
Helix faculty will provide ample resources to successful applicants for linguistic preparation.
9. We'd also like you to tell us a little more about why you're interested in participating in your own voice. Please upload a 1-minute video to YouTube or Vimeo and provide the URL link to the video below. * 10. Currently, more public and community discussion relating to Jewish cultural history focuses on narratives of destruction and genocide than on the culture that was destroyed. What experience or interest do you have in expanding perspectives and approaches to this kind of history? What do you wish to gain or learn from an intensive program exploring the history of intercultural relations in Central and Eastern Europe through the lens of Yiddish? *
(limit your response to
150 words) 11. What has been the most profound educational experience or interaction with a cultural product during your life? Please describe this experience, whether it was a class or course, travel adventure, painting, poem, movement or music piece, political campaign, or something else. Be sure to consider the many factors that made this experience so instructive or illuminating and the ways you were changed by it. *
(limit your response to
150 words) Additional information 16. Do you have any medical or mobility issues that might require special consideration or equipment? Please include dietary restrictions like food intolerances and allergies that may impact group meals. *
will not affect selection for the program and are gathered for programatic planning purposes only.
Please explain your medical or mobility issues, including dietary restrictions like food intolerances and allergies * Recommendations
17. Please have two letters of recommendation signed and emailed directly to email@example.com or mailed to our office at 3780 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 301, Los Angeles, CA, 90010. At least one must be from a university professor or instructor.
Recommender #1 *
Recommender #2 * Financial Aid
19. Helixers often offset their expenses by seeking funds from their school, institution, community groups, applying for grants, or crowdfunding. Please outline any fundraising work you have done for yourself or an organization in the past.