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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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.

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The Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2015 was a joyful occasion! Pictures are posted in our Facebook album>

Mazel tov to Dr. Zohar Raviv MA'00! He's this year's recipient of the Hornstein Program's Bernard Reisman Professional Excellence Award! 

Congratulations to Alyssa Bogdanow (MA+MA 2016)! She is this year's recipient of the Bernard and Rena J. Olshansky Prize for Jewish Communal Service. 

Graduating students presented their culminating projects on April 28 and are now preparing for commencement, May 17.

Hornstein alumni Jennifer Zwilling Rosenwasser MA'98 and Jordan Fruchtman MA/MBA'08 were recently selected as part of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation's inaugural class of the Schusterman Leadership Fellowship program.

Accolades to Rachel Eisen (MA+MA) Class of 2016! She's been selected to receive a Graduate Student Award for Outstanding Research on Jews and Gender from Hadassah-Brandeis Institute for her essay “'I carried a watermelon': Jewish Women Writers Confront the JAP Stereotype."

Our panel event "Building Spiritual Congregations" was highly insightful. If you missed it, a video recording of the event is now published!