Genesis

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  • Leadership Week + Three Week Course: June 28 - July 26, 2020

    Three Week Course Only: July 5 - 26, 2020

    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.

    In summer 2020, Genesis will offer both a three week course only session, as well as a three week course with an additional week of leadership training.

    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.

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    Sample Schedule
    • Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.
    • Optional Kavannot | Traditional Mechitzah Minyan | Traditional Egalitarian Minyan | Sunrise Yoga: 7:50 a.m.
    • Genesis Course: 9:00 a.m. - noon
    • Lunch: 12:30 - 2 p.m.
    • Chofesh (free time): 2 - 3:30 p.m.
    • Expeditions: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
    • Dinner: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
    • Participant Showcase: 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    • In Residence Hall: 9:30 p.m.
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    Genesis Course Wins Award

    Making its debut, a Genesis course: Being the Change: Public Policy, Justice, and Advocacy, won the "Lippman Kanfer Prize for Applied Jewish Wisdom" in the category of new initiatives at the 2019 Jewish Funders Network International Conference.

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    Program Costs
    • $6,300 (Leadership Week + Three Week Course)
    • $4,725 (Three Week Course)

    In the Brandeis tradition of offering academic access to all students, the Genesis Program seeks each year to provide a limited number of scholarships to outstanding applicants who otherwise might not be able to afford this exceptional opportunity.