Director's Letter

I recently traveled to Israel with students from the Brandeis Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program for the annual Kraft seminar. Seeing the next generation of Jewish leadership engage with issues critical to Israel and the Jewish community was extremely rewarding. I also had the opportunity to share with groups of Israelis findings from our Birthright Israel research, along with our studies regarding the growth of the US Jewish population and the ways in which Jewish engagement is actually increasing. Back on campus, we are releasing today a study of undergraduate students at Brandeis.  Read more

Race, Community, and Belonging
Revisiting Student Concerns at Brandeis University

Following up an earlier survey of the Brandeis campus in 2016, this new report examines student demographics and the campus climate at Brandeis University on a number of measures, including sense of belonging, mental health, and environment for racial, ethnic, and other minority groups.  Learn more

Staff Transition: Michelle Shain

As Research Scientist Michelle Shain prepares to transition to her new role at the Orthodox Union's Center for Communal Research, we ask her to reflect on what she learned at CMJS and what she thinks about the American Jewish future. Read more

Moving Beyond Flashpoints, The New York Jewish Week, December 26, 2018

Young American Jews walked off their Birthright tour of Israel. The protest sparked a debate at home, Los Angeles Times, December 4, 2018

Interfaith Families Increasingly Jewish, The New York Jewish Week, November 21, 2018

New dual-degree MA/EdM program

The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University, in partnership with the Education Program, is pleased to announce its new dual-degree program , a  Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Leadership and an Education Master in Jewish Educational Leadership.

This innovative program will prepare future Jewish community leaders with the full complement of specialized knowledge and skills that comes with a strong foundation in educational leadership and the issues confronting contemporary Jewish life.

The Hornstein Program is currently accepting applications   from talented, experienced young professionals seeking to gain the skills for effective leadership in Jewish educational settings: camps, Israel experiential programs, Hillel programs, synagogues, federations, and more. To learn more please contact Ami Blaszkowsky at Hornstein: 781.736.2991;