Brandeis-Genesis Institute: Year Two Begins

Fall 2010

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute has begun its second full year of operation!

In July and August 2010, 34 Russian-speaking high-school students from the Former Soviet Union, Israel, the United States, and Canada participated in the Brandeis summer programs, Genesis at Brandeis University and BIMA.  Check this site again soon for photographs, videos, and accounts of their experiences studying in such courses as "Innovation and Revolution:  Technology and Society," "Journalism, Judaism, and Ethics," "Visual Arts,"  and "Theater" -- all in the context of Jewish learning and identity-building.

In late August 2010, the BGI undergraduate fellows and the BGI Hornstein Fellows returned to campus. Fifteen returning BGI undergraduate fellows were joined by six new members of the class of 2013 and 2014.   This academic year, there are five BGI fellows in the Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership: three continuing into their second year, and two more beginning the program.

Scheduled events this fall feature Project Ezra, "heritage speakers" expert Masha Polinsky, Samuel Kliger of the American Jewish Committee, and novelist and short story writer Lara Vapnyar.  Please see our Events page for details.

It's also not too early to express interest in joining the BGI as a high school student in BIMA or Genesis in summer 2011, or as an undergraduate or Hornstein fellow for fall 2011.  Program administrator Lisa Fay and interim director Daniel Terris in the BGI office would be happy to answer questions and send further information.  Please contact the BGI office.