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Barry Shrage, renowned Jewish leader, joins the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University

Barry ShrageThe Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program is pleased to announce that Barry Shrage, a visionary leader of the American Jewish community, will join us in July as a member of our faculty. Barry, who has spent more than three decades as president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) will be appointed Professor of the Practice. 

At the Hornstein Program, Barry will train and mentor students and help further Hornstein’s role as the premier academic training center for future Jewish professional leaders. Read the full press release>

Winnie Sandler Grinspoon Receives 2018 Bernard Reisman Professional Excellence Award

Winnie Sandler Grinspoon

The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University is pleased to announce that Winnie Sandler Grinspoon is this year's recipient of the Bernard Reisman Professional Excellence Award.

"Winnie's work embodies the vision, creativity, and sustained dedication that distinguished the Hornstein Program's long-term director, Bernard Reisman Z"L," says the Chair of the Hornstein Program, Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna. "She exemplifies the growing power of women in Jewish professional life, and also shows how careful succession planning can sustain Jewish family foundations over multiple generations."

Winnie will be presenting the keynote address at the Hornstein Class of 2018 commencement on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Please join us in congratulating and honoring Winnie for her service to the Jewish community. 

Read the full press release> 

Starr Seminar alumni dinner, Hornstein Program February 2018

Hornstein Students Visit 14 Jewish Nonprofits

In February, first-year students spent four days in New York City for Hornstein's annual Starr Seminar where they visited fourteen Jewish nonprofit organizations. Hornstein alumni from the area joined students and Professor Mark Rosen, who leads the seminar, for dinner and a meet-and-greet. More photos from Starr>

Hornstein students, Kraft Seminar in Israel December 2017

Experiential Learning: The Annual Kraft Seminar in Israel

In December, Hornstein first- and second-year students traveled to Israel for Hornstein's annual Myra Kraft Seminar in Israel. In the picture above, students are seen visiting an educational bookshop in East Jerusalem where they met and talked with educator, Professor Sami Adwan, about history curriculum for Israelis and Palestinians. More photos from Kraft>

Hornstein Classes 2018 and 2019, Orientation 2017, Brandeis University

Hornstein Welcomes New and Returning Students

WELCOME to our new HORNSTEIN Class of 2019! And welcome back to the Class of 2018! They all joined us on Sunday, August 27 for orientation, a co-curricular event in which students play a major role in planning and management. Thanks to Mikhael Reuven, Dalia Krusner and Prof. Joe Reimer for making it a special day!

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