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Discover Genesis (1 Week)

June 23-30, 2013

New for Summer 2013, we are offering one-week Genesis experience called Discover Genesis. Enjoy the same intensive instruction, experiential learning and dynamic, pluralistic community that are the hallmarks of Genesis - but in a more condensed weeklong format!

In your Genesis course, you will examine areas of knowledge that begin with an academic discipline and integrate Judaism and Judaic studies.  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 law to technology to world religions.  With intellectual vigor, yet without the stress of grades or papers, Genesis courses prompt questions as much as they provide answers. Discover Genesis course choices will be available in the spring. Click here to learn more and see descriptions of our four-week Genesis courses.

You will also participate in a Creative Beit Midrash. Together with the participants from Discover BIMA, you will explore Jewish sources and develop creative interpretations, in the media of your choice. These interpretations will contribute richness and texture to our community Shabbat celebration.

Tuition: $1950 (financial aid is available)

Application Requirements:

A complete application to Discover Genesis consists of:

  • Two online forms (Participant Application and Participant Information)
  • One essay
  • Academic teacher reference
  • $40 application fee

All application materials are available through our online system.

Click here to begin the application with the Participant Application Form. 
 This form will prompt you to create a login for our online application system using a parent email address. Parents and the Discover Genesis applicant will need to use this login information to complete the application - please choose a password that you both can remember. Please note, that on page five of the online form you will be asked for payment information - this refers to the method that you are choosing to pay the $40 application fee.

Note: If you are applying for the four week session of Genesis, you do NOT need to submit separate application materials for Discover Genesis. Simply indicate on your application that you are applying for both programs.