Starr Seminar

Hornstein Program students pose for a picture at the Jewish Arts Collaborative in Boston, 2019.

Hornstein Program students pose for a picture at the Jewish Arts Collaborative in Boston, 2019.

During their first year, students visit one or more of several cities, including New York City, Boston, andWashington, D.C., for briefings at the national offices of both well-established and emerging Jewish organizations. Students have the opportunity to explore issues from a variety of perspectives with the leaders of diverse Jewish nonprofits.

The seminar and fieldwork (which students usually undertake in the summer semester) are integral components of the required course Organizational Behavior in Jewish Nonprofits taught by Professor Mark Rosen, who also leads the seminar. In Organizational Behavior, students examine contemporary management theories and case studies, participate in experiential exercises and use traditional Jewish teachings to "make sense" of organizational dynamics and better understand, predict and influence behavior in Jewish nonprofit organizations.

Organizations Visited on Starr Seminar (2014-2019)