Brandeis University Genesis Program



Judaic studies, the arts and the humanities constitute this academic and religious program. Students with diverse educational experiences and varying degrees of experience with Judaism engage with scholars, artists, activists and experiential educators. Field trips and meetings with relevant professionals supplement hands-on seminars. Courses vary by year but include such subjects as journalism, law, technology and world religion. Afternoon and evening workshops provide direct experiences with Israeli foods, music, folk dancing and creative writing. Select participants may return to Genesis for a second summer to take a Brandeis undergraduate communications course for college credit.

General Info

Name Brandeis University Genesis Program
Location Waltham, MA
Year-round Contacts 781-736-8416
Program Focuses & Features Basketball, Community Service, Cooking, Creative Writing, Fine Arts, Law, Music, Peace/Cross-cultural Studies, Religious Studies, Tennis, Writing/Journalism
Grade Range (rising grades) 10-12
Age Range Residential — Coed Ages 15-17
Application Deadline March
Director Dvora Goodman, Director
Residential Fee $5600 (+$160), 4½ weeks.
Year Established 1997
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Dates & Sessions July-Aug; 1 session, 4½ weeks long


Dvora Goodman, Director