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Hornstein welcomes the Classes of 2022 and 2023 to campus!

August 27, 2021

A warm welcome to incoming and second-year Hornstein students to campus! In spite of the rains and wind brought on by Hurricane Henri on Sunday, August 22, we enjoyed meeting one another during Orientation 2021, which was held in our traditional spot in Mandel. For a brief moment when the rain abated, we got a quick outdoor shot of the group unmasked! Special thanks to the student planning committee members, Goldie Davoudgoleh, Dan Afriat, and Leila Gordon; as well as Rachel Eilbaum and Aaron Fineberg for their assistance.
Baruch dayan ha'emet - Natalie Greene z"l

June 27, 2021

With sadness, we share news of the passing of Natalie Greene z"l, a beloved member of the Hornstein community who served for many years as Hornstein's program administrator. 

Natalie is survived by her children, Howard and Michele Greene, Bob and Merritt Greene, and Mark and Pamela Greene; and by her grandchildren, Leah (and Daniel) Pack, Shayna, Holden, Jordan, Alexa, Olivia, Jessica and Rachel Greene.

Her son Howard Greene writes, "Natalie loved family and she loved friends, and she was blessed with plenty of both. She loved her three sons and daughters-in-law and she particularly took great pride in her many grandchildren. She was especially close to her beloved sister Trudy and it was extra special that they spent their last three years together, living at Chestnut Park, in Brighton, close to where they grew up in Brookline. She was married right out of college, and started a family one year later. Early on she was a nursery school teacher, a substitute teacher in Newton, and ultimately found her calling at Brandeis University working for a generation with the Hornstein Program. We often joked that she really had two families, my father and us kids, and a global collection of Hornstein alums, some of whom I still hear from. She had a wonderful marriage for 62 years until my dad passed away just three years ago."

Professor Jonathan Sarna recalled, “Natalie embodied the values of the Hornstein Program, and helped instill them in each succeeding generation of students.” She cared deeply about the work she did in Hornstein, and was beloved amongst faculty, staff and students.

HaMakom yinachem etchem betoch shaar aveilei Tzion veYerushalayim

May the memory of Natalie Greene z"l be a blessing to all those who knew and loved her, and may they find comfort among all who mourn.

May 19, 2021

The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University is pleased to announce Jeff Finkelstein as this year’s recipient of the Bernard Reisman Award for Professional Excellence, and as the Commencement Speaker for the Hornstein
Class of 2021.
Congratulations to the Hornstein Class of 2021!

May 19, 2021

On Sunday, May 23, the Hornstein Program celebrates the commencement of the Hornstein Class of 2021! Warm congratulations to the graduates and their families! The Jewish community will benefit from the skills, knowledge, and passion you bring to Jewish communal service and professional leadership.

The Hornstein Program as pleased to welcome Rabbi Shirley Idelson as new director of the program beginning July 1, 2020.