Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry in partnership with the Office of High School Programs awards scholarships to Russian-speaking high school students from around the world to attend BIMA and Genesis summer programs at Brandeis.

The Genesis program at Brandeis University is an immersive, experiential program for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who have an interest in exploring Jewish thought, culture and identity through the lens of an academic discipline and as part of a vibrant, global community.

Genesis participants choose one of six courses of study in addition to a Jewish Studies elective called an Expedition. Taught by outstanding faculty, courses and expeditions offer in-depth, hands-on study that take full advantage of the faculty and resources at Brandeis and the greater Boston area. Participants can expect to gain expertise in their academic course, a deeper understanding of their Jewish identity and powerful friendships with Jewish students from around the world.

BIMA is Brandeis University's summer arts institute for high school students. Its mission is to guide high school students as they develop their imaginative and artistic faculties and to explore the relevance of Jewish tradition in their lives. BIMA at Brandeis University is committed to the value of a serious and dynamic encounter between artistic expression and Jewish life. We aspire to serve as both a nurturing community and a creative catalyst for this interaction.

BIMA cultivates a vibrant, pluralistic environment for participants to hone their artistic skills, deepen their Jewish knowledge, and ask questions about their identity as young Jewish people committed to pursuing the arts. BIMA also encourages teenagers to see themselves as active participants in a vital Jewish culture and promotes a reinvigoration of creative expression and artistic imagination within Jewish religious and communal life.

For more information and to submit your application for BIMA or Genesis programs please visit the website of the Office of High School Students.