Faculty

The Hornstein Program's faculty is unparalleled: leading researchers and consultants in the Jewish community who bring a vast range of experience and knowledge to the Hornstein Program and its student.

Rabbi Shirley Idelson
Director
781-736-2998 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 204

Expertise

Matthew Boxer
Matthew E. Boxer
Assistant Research Professor, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Hornstein Program
781-736-3968 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 300a

Expertise: Social psychology, race and ethnicity, religion; sociology of education, volunteering, Jewish identity, antisemitism, quantitative methods, qualitative methods

Fern Chertok
Fern Chertok
Research Scientist, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Hornstein Program
781-736-2079 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 106

Expertise: Impact of Jewish adult education on emerging leaders in Jewish communal service, the effectiveness of courses on Jewish literacy on parents of preschoolers, and the involvement of interfaith families in synagogues

Jonathan Krasner
Jonathan Krasner
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Associate Professor of Jewish Education Research
781-736-2372 Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 123

Expertise: American Jewish history, history of American Jewish education, history of American education, contemporary Jewish studies, Jewish cultural studies, history of American youth and childhood, Jewish gender and sexuality studies

Joseph Reimer
Joseph Reimer
Associate Professor, Jewish Education
781-736-2996 Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 216

Expertise: Jewish experiential education, professional leadership development and Jewish learning in summer camps

Mark Rosen
Mark Rosen
Director of Field Experience Programs
Associate Professor
781-736-2132 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 107

Expertise: Management and governance of Jewish nonprofit organizations, Jewish families

Jonathan D. Sarna
Jonathan D. Sarna
University Professor
Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History; Director, Schusterman Center for Israel Studies
781-736-2977 Mandel Center for the Humanities, 307

Expertise: American Jewish history and life, Jews in the Americas, American religion, American Jews and Israel

Leonard Saxe
Leonard Saxe
Klutznick Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies
Director, Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute
781-736-3952 Lown Center for Judaica Studies, 320

Expertise: Social psychology, methodology/research design, American Jewry, Jewish education and socio-demography

Susan Shevitz

Expertise: Jewish education. Organizational behavior, planning, and leadership

Barry Shrage
Barry Shrage
Professor of the Practice
781-736-2313 Lown 213a

Expertise: Jewish engagement, nonprofit leadership and management, development and fundraising, Jewish identity education.

Ellen Smith
Ellen Smith
Professor Emerita

Expertise: Visual and material culture, museum studies, Jewish women's history, American Jewish history, Boston and Boston Jewish history, professional leadership training

Affiliated Faculty

Brenda Anderson
Brenda Anderson
Senior Lecturer
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the Brandeis International Business School
781-736-8423 Heller-Brown Building, 203
Lawrence Bailis
Lawrence Bailis
Associate Professor
617-868-2468 Heller-Brown Building, 369
Carole Carlson
Carole Carlson
Senior Lecturer and MBA Program Director in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management
781-736-8361 Irving Schneider and Family Building (Heller School), 203
Michael Doonan
Michael Doonan
Associate Professor
MPP Program Director
781-736-4831 Heller-Brown Building, 207
Sharon Feiman-Nemser
Sharon Feiman-Nemser
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Professor of Jewish Education
781-736-2946 Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 111
Jon Levisohn
Jon Levisohn
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Professor of Jewish Educational Thought
781-736-2941 Abraham Shapiro Academic Complex, 123

In Memoriam

Bernie Reisman
Bernie Reisman z"l
Professor Emeritus
Hornstein Director 1969-1994
Read more about Bernard Reisman on our history page.