Throughout your time at Hornstein, you will have the chance to practice teamwork and leadership skills by becoming involved in the planning and execution of a number of co-curricular activities.

Some, such as the Starr Seminar, are designed to put you in contact with top leaders in the Jewish communal world. Others, such as orientation, commencement and admissions, are designed to consolidate learned leadership skills and mark milestones in your Hornstein career.

Though committee membership is not a requirement, attendance is. We strongly encourage you to plan your schedule so as to take on a leadership role or membership on at least one committee/planning group per year. Many Hornstein students have counted their co-curricular involvement among the highlights of their Hornstein experience.

Co-Curricular Activities

The Starr Seminar is an intensive seminar that takes place at various times throughout the year. Historically it has been focused on New York City, but in 2018 it was expanded to include Boston, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Students have the opportunity to meet, learn from and network with executives from a diverse set of Jewish nonprofit organizations.

With the help of a conference allowance, students can attend conferences relevant to their professional development, both to enhance skills and to network with future colleagues.

Many opportunities exist to be directly involved in the planning and implementation of milestone events in the graduate student lifecycle or to serve as ambassadors to engage with candidates and prospective applicants to the Hornstein Program.