Contact Information

Telephone:
781.736.2313

E-mail:
barryshrage@brandeis.edu

People

Barry Shrage, MSWBarry Shrage
Professor of the Practice, Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program
Initiative for Jewish Identity, CMJS/SSRI

One of America’s foremost Jewish leaders, Barry Shrage served for the past 30 years as president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston and as a powerful voice on the American Jewish communal scene. He is known in Boston and throughout the world for his tireless support of Jewish education; his promotion of engagement by religious and nonreligious Jews; his commitment to working for social justice at home and abroad alongside others; his strong support of Israel; his bridge-building, outreach and engagement with the non-Jewish community in creative partnerships; and for his boundless energy and creativity.

At Hornstein, Shrage will train and mentor students for their future roles as Jewish professional leaders. At CMJS, Shrage will develop and lead a new initiative on Jewish identity. The Initiative for Jewish Identity (IJI) will examine Jewish identity historically and in the contemporary context and build on that understanding to identify and support community programs that can produce large-scale measurable impact on Jewish engagement.