BGI SEEKS UNDERGRAD FELLOWS FOR 2011
The Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry (BGI) is now seeking
applicants for its undergraduate fellowship program for students who
will enter Brandeis University in Fall 2011.
The BGI undergraduate fellowship offers generous scholarships to Russian-speaking students who wish to
be of service to the Jewish community.
During their careers at Brandeis University, BGI undergraduate fellows
organize and participate in activities and projects designed to
strengthen the Russian-speaking community and to build connections to
the Jewish world.
Selection for the BGI undergraduate fellowship is based on academic
achievement and leadership potential. There is no separate
application. Interested candidates can indicate their interest in any
appropriate place in the Brandeis undergraduate admissions application,
or by contacting the BGI office.
A SUMMER OF ARTISTIC AND INTELLECTUAL GROWTH
This summer, BGI provided scholarships to 35 Russian-speaking high
school students from the former Soviet Union, Poland, Israel, Canada and
the United States to attend the Genesis and BIMA programs at Brandeis. Through Genesis, students participate in college-level, hands-on courses. Through BIMA, student actors, filmmakers, musicians, visual artists and writers grow as artists within a creative Jewish environment. View slideshow.
UPCOMING BGI EVENTS
BGI is hosting several exciting events this fall. Read below for highlights and visit our events page for a full listing.
|Dialogue in Transition: Germany and Its Jews|
October 12, 2010
7:30 p.m. | Atrium, Mandel Humanities Center
Yale World Fellow Sergey Lagodinsky will talk about the challenges and opportunities of a German-Jewish Renaissance.
|There Are Jews in My House: A Reading and Conversation with Lara Vapnyar|
November 3, 2010
5:15 p.m. | Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Acclaimed author and Russian-Jewish emigrant Lara Vapnyar will deliver a reading from There Are Jews in My House, her award-winning collection of short stories set in Russia and New York.
|Russian Jews in America: The Latest Chapter|
November 8, 2010
5:15 p.m. | International Lounge, Usdan Student Center
Dr. Sam Kliger, Director of Russian Jewish Affairs for the American Jewish Committee, immigrated from Moscow in 1990. He will speak about Russian-Jewish socio-demographic characteristics, their status,
identity, religion, political and communal engagement, and on their
future in America as a distinct Jewish group.
Join Our Mailing List!
Get the latest BGI news and events.