Seminar in Israel

“I have been to Israel many times and see it as my home. But this visit was different. During the Seminar I had the opportunity to explore my Jewish identity, Zionism and political beliefs [within the framework] of the American Jewish community's organizational structure. The trip was an unforgettable experience.”

Photo of Gidon van Emden, Class of 2003

Gidon van Emden ’03
International Relations and Education Coordinator
European Union of Jewish Students
Brussels, Belgium

Co-Curricular Requirements

Photo of Hornstein Students in Front of "New York Bagels" Cafe Sign in Cyrillic

Ukraine 2013

Throughout your time at Hornstein, you will have the chance to practice teamwork and leadership skills by becoming involved in the planning and execution of a number of co-curricular activities. Some, such as the Milender Seminar, are designed to put you in contact with top leaders in the Jewish communal world. Others, such as orientation, commencement, and admissions are designed to consolidate learned leadership skills and mark milestones in your Hornstein career.

Though committee membership is not a requirement, attendance is. We strongly encourage you to plan your schedule so as to take on a leadership role or membership on at least one committee/planning group per year. Indeed, many Hornstein students have counted their co-curricular involvement among the highlights of their Hornstein experience.

Co-curricular activities include:

Please also refer to our Myra Kraft Seminar in Israel page, a required credit-bearing program held during the intersessions of years one and two.