2015 Recipient: Dr. Zohar Raviv

Zohar RavivThe Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University is pleased to announce that Dr. Zohar Raviv is the recipient of the 2015 Bernard Reisman Professional Excellence Award.

Established by the Hornstein alumni association and friends and colleagues of Bernard Reisman, this award is presented each year at the Hornstein Commencement to a professional who "has demonstrated innovative work and significant leadership… as well as a commitment to the standards of excellence, Jewish commitment and sensitivity to others as reflected by Bernard Reisman in his work."

Dr. Raviv, a Hornstein alumnus from 2000, is international vice president of education for Taglit-Birthright Israel, directing the largest Jewish educational program in the world. He is a master teacher, and his deep knowledge of Jewish history, culture and the modern state of Israel, along with his pedagogical acumen, make him one of the most influential Jewish educators in the world.

Dr. Raviv presented the keynote address at the Hornstein Class of 2015 Commencement.