Tevet 5769/
January 2009

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In This Issue
Professional Field Experiences
Hornstein Apparel
Alumni News
Leadership Forum
Recommended Reading
Recruitment
Orientation 2008
Hornstein @ 40
Welcome Yehuda Kurtzer
Kaplan Seminar
Jewish Summer Camps on my Mind
Alumni Benefits
Students in the Field
orientation 
Our second year students are having wonderful experiences this year in the field.
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Finally, Hornstein
Apparel is here!!
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 In partnership with Amerasport, we have developed a number of merchandising options: t-shirts, hats, jackets and more with the Hornstein logo. 10-15% of all purchases are donated back to the program. 
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Hornstein Alumni News
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Click here to see what your friends & classmates have been up to recently!
Leadership Forum
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Charles R. Bronfman

We had a great semester with guests that shared their insights and future aspirations with us. At the beginning of every semester we identify speakers that we want to invite.  For the fall semester our list had a person from the education/
outreach field and someone from Philanthropy. After meeting as a committee we decided to invite Rabbi Andy Bachman and Charles Bronfman. [read more]

Recommended Reading
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Dear Alumni & Friends,
Photo of Jonathan Sarna Like everyone in the Jewish world, we have been focused on the economy this fall. All around us, needs are up and means are down. We are deeply aware of the pain and challenges that have come to many Jewish institutions and families, Brandeis University included. Here at Hornstein we have tightened our budgets and our belts, while preserving our crucial mission to educate and create the strong Jewish leaders that our Jewish future requires.  [read more]
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Save the Date!!

As we celebrate Hornstein's
40th anniversary 

"Jewish Leadership in the
21st Century"

with Jeffrey Swartz
President and CEO of Timberland

Sunday, March 15, 2009
5:00 - 9:00 pm,

Cocktails & Dinner

Sherman Hall
Hassenfeld Conference Center

Brandeis University

For more information, please contact hornstein@brandeis.edu or (781)736-2990.
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photo of Dr. Len Saxe  We want you to help recruit....
Len Saxe

Inevitably, when I give a presentation or visit
a Jewish organization, I encounter Hornstein alumni. Our alumni may be only 600 strong, but they are ubiquitous in the ranks of Jewish professionals. As Chair of Admissions, I would like to call on our alumni to help us recruit another cohort of Jewish professional leaders. The curriculum may have changed since you were at Hornstein, and there are a number of new faces on the faculty, but our commitment to providing cutting-edge training for Jewish leaders is unwavering. [read more]
Orientation 2008orientation
As the summer came to a close,
the incoming first-year class came together with returning students, faculty and staff for a two-day orientation retreat at Camp Eisner in Great Barrington, MA.  The retreat provided an excellent opportunity to build community, learn about the program and reflect on the upcoming academic year.
[read more]
Hornstein Annual Campaign
David Mersky
When the fall term began in HRNS 241a, the required course in Skills and Techniques in Jewish Philanthropy and Fundraising, eight second year students and two very extraordinary undergraduates-who someday may be Hornstein students, themselves-began a semester-long journey through the basics of annual fund development.  [read more]
photo of Yehuda KurtzerWelcome Yehuda Kurtzer,
Bronfman Chair

My appointment as the inaugural Bronfman Chair in Jewish Communal Innovation has been a total whirlwind, and although I have been on campus for a few months I feel myself just starting to settle in. Although the Bronfman Chair primarily seeks to facilitate the writing of a book, it also brings with it the welcome advantages of joining the Hornstein community; and as such, I am grateful for this opportunity to introduce myself to Hornstein program alumni and friends.[read more]
Kaplan Seminar  2008
The Kaplan Seminar for Emerging Professionals cultivates leadership talent for the Jewish community.  The program is coordinated by Dr. Amy Sales, Director of the Fisher-Bernstein Institute for Jewish Philanthropy and Leadership at Brandeis University and a professor in the Hornstein Program. Designed for outstanding Jewish leaders with five to ten years of professional experience in the Jewish community, the seminar builds managerial and leadership capabilities, roots them in Jewish tradition, and provides professionals with much-needed time for learning, reflection, and renewal. [read more]       
Jewish Summer Camps on My Mindorientation
Joe Reimer
Having a sabbatical year is one of the true joys of academic life. You might want to hear about the travel my wife and I took to far-off places like New Zealand, Australia and Bali, but that is for another time. Today I want to share some of the writing I did on Jewish summer camps.[read more]
Brandeis Alumni Benefits
Did you know that the University provides the following benefits to all Brandeis Alumni?

Auto and Home Insurance      
Health and Life InsuranceBrandeis logo
Rental Car Discounts

Continuing Education
Alumni Merchandise

Link to: http://alumni.brandeis.edu/web for more information!