The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program trains students to meet the challenges of a fast-changing Jewish community

The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University is a master's level dual-degree program combining intensive academics, field-based experiences, and international travel to prepare visionary leaders for the 21st-century Jewish community.

Translate your personal commitments into meaningful, professional leadership in the Jewish community.


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The 2015 Milender Seminar in Jewish Communal Leadership is set for March 29-30 and concludes with a public panel discussion and dessert reception. RSVP

Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna in Conversation with Rabbi R. Karpov, Ph.D, a brown-bag lunch-&-learn on March 6, noon-1 p.m.

FSU Seminar Belarus! And Letters from Belarus (blog posts from 2nd-year students on their FSU Seminar)

Betty Starr Seminar NYC 2015!

Larry Tobin Promoted to Associate Vice President, Major Gifts, CJP

Arnee Winshall and Alan Leifer Visit Hornstein

Elisha Gechter, A 2015 Chai in the Hub Winner

New Study Illuminates Seattle's Jewish Community

Joe Hyams Gives Keynote Address to CJP Annual Lawyers & Accountants Conference

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Welcome to Hornstein

The Leading Master's Degree Program in Jewish Leadership & Social Action

JEWISH LEADERS of the 21st century must be able to understand trends, frame issues, and apply professional skills in new and creative ways.

To address these challenges, the Hornstein Program offers students top-quality scholarship, intensive professional training, and carefully selected field experiences in several graduate-level 21-month dual-degree programs. Built on a tradition of pragmatic scholarship, the Hornstein Program develops your knowledge, your professional skills, your network, and your career goals in the classroom and in the field.

Why Hornstein?

At a Glance

Hornstein Program Degree Options

Program Highlights:
   Seminar in Israel
   Seminar in Former Soviet Union
   Field Experience

Program Course Requirements

Career Opportunities

Financial Aid

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