Find your place at Hornstein

Do you feel called to do strategic, meaningful work on behalf of the Jewish community? Do you envision yourself at the helm of a national or international Jewish organization? If so, the highly selective Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program could be for you. 

As a Hornstein graduate, you’ll emerge prepared to make a difference in today's Jewish community, gathering an incomparable network of peers, faculty, alumni and national and international Jewish leaders.

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On-Campus Dual-Degree Programs

Hornstein dual-degrees are for those working in the Jewish community who seek graduate level education that integrates both the foundational knowledge and skills of Jewish Professional Leadership with those of a second degree. Graduates complete the program in 21 months of residential, full-time study. All graduates receive an MA in Jewish Professional Leadership and one of the following:

Each track is a dynamic, innovative program that combines carefully selected academic courses, field experience, and international travel. We have designed them all to give you the knowledge and skills you’ll need to be an effective and creative leader shaping a better future for Jews everywhere.

Online Jewish Professional Leadership Programs

Now enrolling for an October 2024 start, the 12-credit, four-course master's certificate provides students with the critical skillsets today's professionals need to lead through the challenges facing today's Jewish organizations.

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COMING SOON. The MA in Jewish Professional Leadership will prepare aspiring Jewish leaders to develop a critical understanding of how to use business analytics within a nonprofit setting to make strategic, evidence-based decisions. Using Brandeis Online's accessible, world-class digital learning platform, students will build their leadership toolkit while expanding their network of Jewish professionals.

BA/MA for Brandeis Undergraduates

The Hornstein BA/MA degree supplements undergraduate study at Brandeis in any discipline. It is designed for those who seek to work in the Jewish community or pursue further graduate study in a field related to Jewish studies. It is achieved in a fifth (graduate) year of study.

“In May 2019, I received my MBA/MA from the Hornstein Program. I am now the Manager of Community Philanthropy at Hillel Ontario and my job includes creating a strategy for community engagement and giving, engaging Hillel alumni and working with Jewish students to raise funds for their local campuses. Hillel Ontario is the largest local Hillel in the world, comprised of more than nine universities, 40 staff and a network of 13,500 Jewish students, which gives me the opportunity to interact with a large audience and ensure a strong Jewish future in Canada!”

Katie Goldig, MA/MBA '19

Manager of Community Philanthropy, Hillel Ontario