Precollege Programs

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Laura Hyman
Laura Hyman
Director of Genesis

Laura Hyman is the director of Genesis, an experiential, pluralistic Jewish summer learning community for exceptional high school students. She is passionate about creating immersive Jewish experiences for teens and helping them grow into resilient and engaged Jewish adults. Laura also directs Better to Learn, an academically focused hybrid Jewish teen learning program at Brandeis.

Laura previously served as the Boston director for Moving Traditions, a national Jewish organization that focuses on the social-emotional development of teens through a gender and Jewish lens. She has also served as an educational leader at Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles and Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley. Laura has worked with Jewish children, teens and families for over 25 years.

Laura holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a joint master’s degree in Jewish Education and Jewish Non-Profit Management from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Jewish Religious Education from HUC-JIR in 2023.