Brandeis University's Hornstein Program
Brandeis University's Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program is an intensive dual-degree master’s degree program that immerses students in inspiring academic study, field-based experiences, and national and international travel.
HORNSTEIN: PREPARING JEWISH PROFESSIONAL LEADERS FOR THE FUTURE BE A VISIONARY LEADER FOR THE 21STCENTURY JEWISH COMMUNITY Our intensive dual-degree masterâ€™s program immerses students in inspiring academic study, field-based experiences, and national and international travel. With only 15 applicants admitted to the program each year, students grow close, supporting each other as friends and colleagues during their years at Brandeis and beyond. Hornstein students have a wide range of work experiences, political viewpoints and religious backgrounds. The one thing they all have in common is the desire to improve the world through the Jewish community. Image courtesy of Bluenoemi HOW WILL YOU CHANGE YOUR WORLD? brandeis.edu/hornstein TWO ADVANCED DEGREES, ONE WORLDCHANGING GOAL Hornstein graduates earn two integrated degrees in just 21 months — a Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Leadership and a second master’s degree they choose from the following, based on specific career goals: MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (MBA) MASTER OF PUBLIC POLICY (MPP) MASTER OF ARTS IN JUDAIC STUDIES (MA) “The dual degree is why I came to Hornstein. Now that I’m a Jewish camp professional, I draw on both skill sets daily. I could not have been trained better!” Caitlin Quinn ’11, Assistant Director, Camp Tawonga BRANDEIS.EDU/HORNSTEIN CAREERS ROOTED IN JEWISH VALUES Hornstein students get great jobs. Dedicated faculty help them find relevant professional field experience during the program and the right job after graduation. Our goal is to help students find interesting, meaningful opportunities that align with their aspirations for their careers and their lives. “Without the Hornstein degree behind me, in terms of education and title, I would not have been taken as seriously for my first position. Hornstein opens doors wide.” Jordan Fruchtman ’08, Chief Program Officer, Moishe House BRANDEIS.EDU/HORNSTEIN THE JOURNEY EXTENDS BEYOND THE CLASSROOM Through field experience and travel to Jewish communities around the world — Israel, New York City and the former Soviet Union — students interact with national and global Jewish leaders who are grappling with the community’s most pressing issues. “The New York seminar brought us in contact with preeminent, visionary Jewish leaders — with startup and established Jewish organizations. Their perspectives and encouragement left me feeling even more excited about the field of Jewish professional leadership.” Adam Kolett ’09, Assistant Director of Community Planning, Greater Miami Jewish Federation BRANDEIS.EDU/HORNSTEIN WHERE DOES HORNSTEIN TAKE YOU? CAMP KADIMAH DIRECTOR, JEWISH LEAD EXCELLENCE AND DEVELOPMENT–LONDON, U NETWORK COMMISSION, JEWISH FEDERATION FEDERATION OF CLEVELAND DIRECTOR O PRESIDENT AND CEO, JEWISH FEDERATI FEDERATION OF BALTIMORE VICE PRESIDEN DIRECTOR–COMMUNITY BUILDING, GEN FOUNDATION VICE PRESIDENT, BROWN KANSAS/CORNELL HILLEL DIRECTOR, iCEN AMERICAN-ISRAEL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HORNSTEIN GRADUATES GO ON TO DO R AND MUSICIANS FOR ISRAEL EXECUTIVE D COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR VICE PRESID OFFICER, NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN CENTER FOR MODERN JEWISH STUDIES P DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATION AGENCIES MANAGER OF CIVIC ENGAGEMEN DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PLANNING, SYNAGOGUE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL DIRECTOR GENESIS INSTITUTE FOR RUSSIAN JEWRY P YOUNG JUDAEA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JEWISH CAMPAIGN OF CAPE TOWN ASSISTA DERSHIP COUNCIL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR UJA-FEDERATION OF NY PROGRAM EXECU N OF GREATER PITTSBURGH PRESIDENT AND OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS, JEWISH FED ION OF GREATER SEATTLE EXECUTIVE VI NT FOR WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY, COMBINED NESIS PHILANTHROPY GROUP CHIEF FINAN RISD HILLEL DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMEN NTER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND E SE VICE PRESIDENT–TRADE AND DEVELOP REALLY GREAT THINGS. DIRECTOR OF NE DIRECTOR, THE DAVID PROJECT POLICY AN DENT/CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, MOISHE N JEWISH HISTORY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR PROJECT MANAGER/RESEARCH ASSOCIA NS MANAGER, ASSOCIATION OF JEWISH NT AND REPAIR THE WORLD, JEWISH HOME SYNAGOGUE COUNCIL OF MASSACHUSETTS R, JEWISH EDUCATION LAB FOUNDER AND PROGRAM MANAGER, FACING HISTORY AND , OPERATION UNDERSTANDING EXECUTI ANT DIRECTOR DOROT FOUNDATION VICE READY TO CHANGE THE WORLD? IDEAL HORNSTEIN CANDIDATES HAVE: • Strong leadership and academic capabilities • Several years of work experience, in nonprofit or for-profit settings • A passion to improve the world GENEROUS SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING IS AVAILABLE To learn more, students are encouraged to visit the campus, talk with faculty and sample classes. Contact Carol Hengerle, Hornstein admissions coordinator, at 781-736-2990 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Brandeis University is located in Waltham, Mass., nine miles west of Boston. With its strong focus on social justice, Brandeis is the only nonsectarian Jewish-sponsored institution of higher learning in the nation. HORNSTEIN JEWISH PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM BRANDEIS.EDU/HORNSTEIN