Shimshon Stü Siegel
The Office of High School Programs at Brandeis University has a team of year round staff who work to make all of our programs high quality experiences for high school students.
Marci Borenstein, Director of High School Programs
Marci is responsible for developing new initiatives and overseeing programs for high school students at Brandeis. Marci has many years of experience working with educators, youth and communities in the United States, Israel, and the former Soviet Union. She has a doctorate in Education from New York University where her research focused on diverse immigrant families, urban schools and parent involvement. Marci lives in Newton with her husband Joram and their three children, Eitan, Rina and Dalia.
Rachel earned her MA from the Hornstein Program and her MBA from the Heller School at Brandeis University in 2002. She also holds a BA in Studio Art and Psychology from Williams College. Rachel has been working with teens and children for twenty years in a variety of Jewish educational settings and art programs. In 2003, Rachel received the Etz Chayim Award from the North American Alliance for Jewish Youth. She has been working year round with BIMA and Genesis since 2007. Rachel lives in Waltham with her husband Jason and their two daughters, Eva and Josie.
Ellie Klein, Assistant Director of BIMA and Genesis
Ellie earned masters degrees in both Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, and Jewish Professional Leadership. She was the Samuel and Florence Melton Fellow in the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University. She has a B.A. in English, and Secondary Education certification from Geneseo College. Prior to joining the Office of High School Programs, Ellie worked in Jewish community high schools as an English teacher and director of admissions. In the summers, Ellie worked at camps around the country leading outdoor education programs. During the summer of 2004, Ellie traveled to Jerusalem to study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies. Ellie is the proud mother of Oren and Yaara.
Shimshon Stü Siegel, Director of Impact Boston / Director of New Initiatives
Shimshon has a BS in Film from Boston University and a Master's in Hebrew Literature from the Hebrew Union College in New York. He has taught in synagogues and public schools in Brooklyn, South Florida, Atlanta, Boston and the Bay Area. In Israel, Shimshon spent two years at yeshiva and ran a residential program for teens with the Jewish Agency. Shimshon began at Brandeis in summer 2007 as a community educator with BIMA and Genesis.
Michael Golitsyn, Program Administrator
Michael has a degree in Computer Science from Northeastern University and an extensive background in Emergency Medical Services, Dance, and Fitness. Prior to joining the Office of High School Programs, Michael co-founded and ran a medical transportation and emergency medical services company.