CEs work independently and as a group to frame conversations and some programming for the Genesis community (including, but not limited to, exploring issues around Jewish practice, Shabbat, ways of relating to Israel, and Jewish identity). CEs are also responsible for helping participants integrate the different parts of their experiences through community-building and exploration of diverse Jewish communities.Â
Leading daily course discussion groups and activities;
Assisting the course instructor during class sessions;
Overseeing student work during group work sessions;
Assisting students during office hours;
Working with students on assignments, projects and presentations;
Meeting with the Course Instructor once per week for review, evaluation, and troubleshooting.
Each CE will design and facilitate a four-week (2 sessions per week)âœnesiyahâ for a small group of participants that explores important facets of community: people, ideas, and experiences. Nesiyot are hands-on programs that involve authentic experiences shaped by the participants. CEs do much of the individual planning of Nesiyot prior to the summer with support from senior staff. Collaborative planning is encouraged throughout the summer.
CEs work with senior staff and a small group of participants in weekly Shabbat planning, leadership, and celebration. This may include CE leadership of tefilah (prayer) and/or limudim (learning sessions), as well as offering morning or evening kavanot (spiritual practices).
Chofesh: Recreational OptionsÂ
CEs are responsible for offering recreational activities (sports, arts & crafts, music, etc) during chofesh (free time). As part of our emphasis on collaboration, participants will have the opportunity to plan some evening activities for the larger community; CEs will work closely with these small groups of participants.Â
Tuesday, July 5-Sunday, July 31, 2022Â
Wednesday, June 29 -Friday, July 1: Online Orientation.
Sunday, July 3-Monday, July 4: In person Orientation at Brandeis.
$3000 plus room and board (dormitory-style living).
Internal Number: R0005891
About Brandeis University
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.