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Hornstein Class of 2019 Graduation!

Hornstein Class of 2019

Hornstein faculty, alumni, staff, family, and friends joined us on Sunday, May 19, 2019 for the commencement of the small but spirited Hornstein Class of 2019. Anita Diamant was the keynote speaker and recipient of this year's Bernard Reisman Award. Congratulations to all!

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Anita Diamant Receives
2019 Bernard Reisman
Professional Excellence AwardAnita Diamant

The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University is pleased to announce Anita Diamant as this year's recipient of the Bernard Reisman Professional Excellence Award, and as the Commencement Speaker on May 19, 2019, for the Hornstein graduating Class of 2019.

“Anita Diamant is a visionary and creative community leader who has inspired people in Boston and throughout the world,” observes Ellen Smith, Director of the Hornstein Program. “Through her writing, and her activism in shaping innovative and responsive Jewish organizations, she serves as a bridge builder, an inspiring leader, and a role model to so many of our students and alumni. We are honored to present the Reisman Award to her, and celebrate her as our Commencement Speaker.”

Please join us in congratulating and honoring Anita for her service to the Jewish community. 

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Students spend nine days in Israel for the annual Myra Kraft Seminar

Kraft Seminar in Israel, Hornstein Program | at the university

This year Hornstein students participated in a project-based seminar and mifgash in Israel. They spent time at numerous organizations, including the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Taglit-Birthright Israel, The Jewish Agency for Israel Shlihim Training School, Hillel International Israel, Honest Reporting, and the ROI Community, and many more. Students met with Jewish leaders and thought-leaders, such as Zvika Klein who spoke to them about how Israeli media covers world affairs, and in Tel Aviv, a surprise visit from the Mayor! See more about the January 2019 Kraft Seminar at Hornstein's Facebook page>

Kraft Seminar in Israel, Hornstein Program | graffiti

Kraft Seminar in Israel, Hornstein Program | garden

Starr Seminar DC, Hornstein Program | at Gather

Starr Seminar goes to D.C.!

In December, Professor Mark Rosen and Hornstein students took the Starr Seminar to Washington, D.C. Starr Seminar, an annual four-day seminar in NYC, is organized around visits to the national offices of both well-established and emerging Jewish organizations. They meet leadership from as many as 15 diverse Jewish nonprofits and explore issues from a variety of perspectives. Students from both cohorts attended the DC seminar. 

Hornstein students meet with leaders from Hillel International, Starr Seminar, Hornstein Program.

Hornstein Program orientation, Classes of 2019 and 2020.

The Hornstein Program welcomes the Class of 2020!

Welcome to new students in the Hornstein Class of 2020, and welcome back to the Class of 2019! Read their short bios here>


Barry Shrage, renowned Jewish leader, joins the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University

Barry ShrageThe Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program is pleased to announce that Barry Shrage, a visionary leader of the American Jewish community, will join us in July as a member of our faculty. Barry, who has spent more than three decades as president of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) will be appointed Professor of the Practice. 

At the Hornstein Program, Barry will train and mentor students and help further Hornstein’s role as the premier academic training center for future Jewish professional leaders. Read the full press release>

Winnie Sandler Grinspoon Receives 2018 Bernard Reisman Professional Excellence Award

Winnie Sandler Grinspoon

The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University is pleased to announce that Winnie Sandler Grinspoon is this year's recipient of the Bernard Reisman Professional Excellence Award.

"Winnie's work embodies the vision, creativity, and sustained dedication that distinguished the Hornstein Program's long-term director, Bernard Reisman Z"L," says the Chair of the Hornstein Program, Prof. Jonathan D. Sarna. "She exemplifies the growing power of women in Jewish professional life, and also shows how careful succession planning can sustain Jewish family foundations over multiple generations."

Winnie will be presenting the keynote address at the Hornstein Class of 2018 commencement on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Please join us in congratulating and honoring Winnie for her service to the Jewish community. 

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Starr Seminar alumni dinner, Hornstein Program February 2018

Hornstein Students Visit 14 Jewish Nonprofits

In February, first-year students spent four days in New York City for Hornstein's annual Starr Seminar where they visited fourteen Jewish nonprofit organizations. Hornstein alumni from the area joined students and Professor Mark Rosen, who leads the seminar, for dinner and a meet-and-greet. More photos from Starr>

Hornstein students, Kraft Seminar in Israel December 2017

Experiential Learning: The Annual Kraft Seminar in Israel

In December, Hornstein first- and second-year students traveled to Israel for Hornstein's annual Myra Kraft Seminar in Israel. In the picture above, students are seen visiting an educational bookshop in East Jerusalem where they met and talked with educator, Professor Sami Adwan, about history curriculum for Israelis and Palestinians. More photos from Kraft>

Hornstein Classes 2018 and 2019, Orientation 2017, Brandeis University

Hornstein Welcomes New and Returning Students

WELCOME to our new HORNSTEIN Class of 2019! And welcome back to the Class of 2018! They all joined us on Sunday, August 27 for orientation, a co-curricular event in which students play a major role in planning and management. Thanks to Mikhael Reuven, Dalia Krusner and Prof. Joe Reimer for making it a special day!

News from the Hornstein Program is published regularly on our Facebook page. Check it out!