Genesis Courses

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Courses at Genesis are unlike any high school classroom learning experience.  The courses examine areas of knowledge that begin with an academic discipline as seen through a uniquely Jewish lens.  Our faculty lead you through complex, compelling topics that encourage critical thinking and challenge assumptions. Jewish texts, traditions and perspectives infuse your study of subjects ranging from gender to technology to world religions and cultures. This year Genesis will offer:

  • Science and Ethics, enter the world of scientific discovery, experimentation, and exploration.

  • World Religions and Cultures, consider binaries in various world religions: individuals and community, human and divine, sacred and profane.

With intellectual vigor, yet without the stress of grades or papers, Genesis courses prompt questions as much as they provide answers. You will help shape your experience by taking responsibility for parts of the course and getting practical experience in your chosen discipline.

The courses are structured to provide in-depth learning enriched by hands-on experiences and excursions to relevant institutions in Greater Boston, as well as interactive presentations from experts in the field. You will have opportunities to contribute to the course and your questions and interests will help shape the direction of the course and the hands-on projects.

Explore the course links above to discover more about the intellectual heart of Genesis.