Topics in Jewish Leadership

Eli Cohn-Postell, MA/MA'15, challenges Jewish leadership to examine the structures and systems that either embrace or exclude the diversity in the American Jewish population, and to work towards creating inviting, supportive spaces for all Jews.

Jonathan D. Sarna's address to graduating students, May 2018.

Jessica Rothbart, MA/MBA’10, considers the benefits of implementing the theory of Radical Candor in the workplace, and its potential for shifting agency culture towards better communication through improved relationships as well as yielding greater productivity.

Rachel Fish considers Israel education and the Kraft Seminar in Israel, which Hornstein students attend twice during their nearly two years in the program.

BA/MA student Gabi Hersch recalls the Kraft Seminar in Israel.

Keynote address by Rabbi Jonah Pesner to the graduating Class of 2017.

Panel discussion with Rabbis Joy Levitt, William Hamilton, Mark Sokoll and Elaine Zecher; and mediated by David Mersky.

Ellen Smith's address to graduating students, May 2016.

Jonathan D. Sarna's address to graduating students, May 2016.

Perspectives on the role of shaliach/shlichah (emissary) in supporting the concept of Jewish peoplehood by Dr. Zohar Raviv MA’00.

Summary of online panel discussion with Professor Len Saxe and Hornstein alumni.

A review of the panel discussion event of the same name at Brandeis University on November 17, 2015.

Chapter by Jonathan D. Sarna in "The Individual In History: Essays In Honor of Jehuda Reinharz," eds. ChaeRan Y. Freeze, Sylvia Fuks Fried, Eugene R. Sheppard; Tauber Institute, Brandeis University; September 2015.

Panel discussion with Rabbis Sharon Brous of IKAR, Sharon Cohen Anisfeld, Dan Judson and Baruch HaLevi.

Leonard Saxe, Theodore Sasson, Graham Wright, Shahar Hecht; Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University; July 2015.

Michelle Shain, Leonard Saxe, Shahar Hecht, Graham Wright, Theodore Sasson; Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, Brandeis University; February 2015.

By Leonard Saxe, Janet Krasner Aronson, Matthew Boxer, Matthew Brown; Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies and the Steinhardt Social Research Institute; Brandeis University; January 2015.

Interview by Rabbi Bradley Solmsen, URJ Director of Youth Engagement in Reform Judaism Blog; July 3, 2014.

Media Citations

Mark Rosen cited in "AJWS Cuts Back on Domestic Advocacy After Donors Balk," Josh Nathan-Kazis; May 13, 2015;

Matthew Boxer joined Marcie Sillman of KUOW 94.9FM on April 3, 2015 to talk about Seattle's soaring Jewish population.

Jonathan D. Sarna cited for his new book "Lincoln and the Jews" in "'With Malice Toward None' Exhibit at New-York Historical Society reveals rich relationship between Abraham Lincoln and the Jews," Sandee Brawarsky; March 17, 2015; The New York Jewish Week.

Mark Rosen was cited in "Want To Give To Jewish Charities? Don't Do It Over The Phone," Josh Nathan-Kazis; March 16, 2015; The Jewish Daily Forward.

Ellen Smith and Jonathan D. Sarna cited in "Boston's Vilna Shul Connects Present With Past," Anna Goldenberg; February 27, 2015; The Jewish Daily Forward.

Jonathan D. Sarna cited in "Shomrim's Watchful Eye," Heather Norris; February 26, 2015; The Baltimore Jewish Times.

Leonard Saxe cited in "Federations join together for Birthright trip," Marvin Glassman; February 16, 2015; Sun Sentinel.