Recent Publications

"Thanksgivukkah Makes a Mockery of the Jewish Message of Difference," Simon Klarfeld '94 in eJewishPhilanthropy.com, 11/27/13.

"Letter from Boston: People of the Silver Linings Playbook," Jonathan D. Sarna in Hadassah Magazine, November 2013.

"Why is Orthodoxy Packing Up Big Tent?," Jonathan D. Sarna in ,The Jewish Daily Forward, 11/6/13.

"Biggest Campus Threat Is Jewish Disunity, Not BDS", Larry Sternberg '80 in TheJewishWeek.com, 10/1/13.

"L’Chai –yim to Working in the Jewish Community", Lisa Tabak '95 in eJewishPhilanthropy.com, 9/8/13

"America's Russian-Speaking Jews Come of Age", Project Head, Jonathan D. Sarna. (Written for the Barbara and Jack Kay Center for Communal Life at the Jewish People Policy Institute) Summer 2013.

What's Happening

Photo of 3 Students in Front of JCCA Biennial Sign

Lauren Fredman, Edana Appel, and Heather Kufert at JCCA Biennial in San Diego, March 2014

Photo of Hornstein student, Joe Hyams, in front of large projection screen

First Year Hornstein Student, Joe Hyams, Presenting at AIPAC Conference in Washington D.C. March 3, 2014

AJC Boston has named Hornstein student, Elisheva Massel, as an Edward M. Chase Scholar to the AJC Global Forum this May. Eli did her field experience with AJC during this past summer and fall.

Hornstein student, Yuliya Serebryana, was selected from among hundreds of applicants to attend the Platforma International Summit for RSJ Community Initiators, June 6-8, 2014 in New York City. This summit for Russian-speakers aims to enable participants to develop their community building knowledge and skills, exchange ideas, and form connections that can lead to future collaborations.

Hornstein Chair, Jonathan Sarna, was honored April 3, 2014 with the 2014 Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean's Mentoring Award.

First-year Hornstein students, Edana Appel and Heather Kufert, and second-year student, Lauren Fredman, participated in the  Jewish Community Centers of North America Biennial held in San Diego March 28 - April 1, 2014. All three are recipients of the JCCs of North America Graduate Education Scholarship and will spend two years working in a JCC network after graduation!

Check out a video of the event highlights for a brief clip of Edana speaking on a panel about talent management.

BrandeisNow interview with Ukrainian Hornstein student, Yuliya Serebryana, about recent Hornstein trip to Ukraine. Read more impressions of the February 16-23,2014 trip to Moldova and Ukraine in the second-year students' daily blog with photos.

Hornstein first-year students, Beth Lesch and Joe Hyams, receive Harry Fein, Samuel Pinanski and Louis Shain Memorial Fellowship awards established by the Hebrew Free Loan Society to recognize academic excellence among students currently pursuing graduate degrees and careers in Judaic Studies, Jewish Communal Service, and Jewish Education.

The Brandeis-Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry, in partnership with Hornstein, announces the launch of a professional development program for Russian-speaking Jewish communal professionals. [read more]

Hornstein First-Year student, Joe Hyams, presented Middle East Media: Covering a Region in Turmoil at AIPAC Conference, March 3, 2014.

Hornstein Chair, Jonathan Sarna, elected president of the Association for Jewish Studies . [read more]

Hornstein BA/MA student, Aaron Weinberg, presented "Holocaust Taught in Morocco?" at Limmud Stockholm, November 16-17, 2013.

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