Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

The Hornstein Advantage

No other program gives you the unique combination of Hornstein's integrated, academic structure combined with unparalleled opportunities to build a deep network of Jewish nonprofit professionals.

Program Highlights

  • Visits to Jewish nonprofits in Boston and other metropolitan areas. Students in the online MA or certificate program will have optional opportunities to join some in-person experiences, and will also find similar lessons from key Jewish nonprofit leaders incorporated into their coursework. 
  • Professional fieldwork. You'll access stimulating fieldwork projects that are carefully designed to provide practical experience as well as guidance and mentoring from experienced Jewish professionals.
  • Seminars on Israel. Whether your program is based on campus or online, you will be exposed to the complexities of modern Israel, helping you to shape your personal and professional relationships to the country. You will meet individuals and organizations that can serve as important resources for years to come. You will deepen your connections to classmates and strengthen your ability to speak knowledgeably about Israel.

A Program Grounded in Connection

Hornstein students walking on Brandeis campus give thumbs up!

“For me, our Team Consulting Project (TCP) at the end of Hornstein/Heller was the learning experience that I continue to reference. Our team was faced with the question "Should Ramah DC invest in a new property for their ever expanding day camp?" Through my research for that project, I learned how to do a demographic study, how to consult with an organization to make decisions that are authentic and appropriate to their brand, and how to work together as a team to find a data-based solution. In my current role as Director of Youth and Teen Engagement at the Shames JCC on the Hudson, I have used similar skills to grow our camp brand in authentic, relational, data-based ways, and have been able to work as a consultant to improve our after-school program towards excellence in the field.”

Kayla Reisman, MA/MBA '18

Director of Youth and Teen Engagement, Shames JCC