First Session: July 2, 2019 - July 15, 2019
Full Program: July 2, 2019 - July 29, 2019
Connect with motivated students from around the globe and learn with professionals in their fields for a life changing summer of intensive study, experiential learning and vibrant Jewish community.
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:
- new for 2019 Environmental Science Field Immersive
- new for 2019 Being the Change: Public Policy, Justice, and Advocacy
- Culinary Art and Anthropology
- Gender, Sexuality and Society
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Technology Innovation Studio
- World Religions and Cultures
Shape what and how you learn. Explore new perspectives, develop and strengthen your voice, pursue your interests within a dynamic community, and discover how Judaism informs the way you see and approach every part of your world.
Full Program: $6,300 (four weeks, two courses)
Single Session: $3,350 (two weeks, one course)
The Genesis program at Brandeis University is an immersive, experiential program for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who have an interest in exploring Jewish thought, culture and identity through the lens of an academic discipline and as part of a vibrant, global community.
Genesis participants choose one of six courses of study in addition to a Jewish studies elective called an "Expedition". Taught by outstanding faculty, courses and expeditions offer in-depth, hands-on study that take full advantage of the faculty and resources at Brandeis and the greater Boston area.
Participants can expect to gain expertise in their academic course, a deeper understanding of their Jewish identity and powerful friendships with Jewish students from around the world.
7:30 a.m. - Breakfast
7:50 a.m. - Optional "Kavannot"
- Traditional Mechitzah Minyan
- Traditional Egalitarian Minyan
- Sunrise Yoga
9:00 a.m. - Courses
- World Religions trip to AME Church
- Gender and Sexuality trip to MFA
- Culinary trip to the North End
12:30 p.m. - Lunch
2:00 p.m. - Chofesh (free time)
3:30 p.m. - Expeditions
5:30 p.m. - Dinner
7:30 p.m. - Participant Showcase
11:00 p.m. - Check-in ends