Av 5770/July 2010
In This Issue
Alumni Updates
Scholarship Challenge
Faculty Publications
Letter from the Chair
Pictures of Resistance
Farewell Bronfman Chair
Alumni Updates
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Picture of Three Recent Hornstein Graduates
Challenge a Success!
 As our alumni/ae know, in June, 2010, we engaged in an on-line solicitation to respond to a scholarship challenge grant from Lizbeth and George Krupp. The Krupps promised to match every two dollars we raised for scholarships for our students in the Hornstein Program in Jewish Professional Leadership with another dollar of their own. Click here to read about the results.
Faculty PublicationsPicture of Book Cover for Jews and the  Civil War by Jonathan Sarna

Recent works by Hornstein Faculty members.
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Len Saxe Dear Hornstein Alumni and Friends,

I am just back from my second trip in as many months to Israel. It was an intense, but highly productive visit, mostly focused on my work with Taglit-Birthright Israel. Taglit is beginning its second decade and it has been extraordinary to have a "seat on the field" and be able to watch its evolution. Although "only" 250,000 young adult Diaspora Jews have participated, our research makes clear that Taglit is having a profound impact on the Jewish world. To be sure, the worldwide Jewish community faces a host of challenges, but the energy, interest and motivation of the young adult generation to be involved Jewishly is awe-inspiring.

Interestingly, an increasing number of our Hornstein students are Taglit alumni. And, among those that are not, several have been madrichim and involved with the program. Taglit is one of several initiatives that is drawing a new generation into the Jewish community, both
as citizen-members and as professionals. [read more]
Hornstein Student Brings Jewish Partisan Exhibit to Campus
On April 14th, 2010 Pictures of Resistance: The Wartime Photography of Faye Schulman was shown to a full house at
Judah Khaykin '11 with Photograph from Exhibit
Brandeis University for its Boston debut. This rare collection of images by the only known Jewish partisan photographer gave attendees a rare look into the world of the Jewish partisan fighters who resisted the Germans and their collaborators during WWII. The photos were presented alongside the stories behind each of the images - stories of heroism, bravery, camaraderie and loss - as recounted by the partisan photographer herself. [read more]
Commencement Photo of Three Hornstein Graduates
On May 23, 2010, Hornstein celebrated the graduation of ten students along with friends and family. Rabbi David Rosenn was honored with the Bernard Reisman Award.
[read more]
Farewell to Bronfman Chair, Yehuda Kurtzer
Two years ago, Hornstein entered into a partnership with the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies to establish the Charles R. Bronfman Visiting Chair in Jewish Communal Innovation. The goal of the Chair was to attract a creative thinker and to provide him or her with the time and resources to produce a major work in the English language that would change the way Jews think about themselves and their community.
Yehuda Kurtzer, our first Chair has just finished his book draft and his tenure with Hornstein. He will be missed by students and faculty alike. Click here to read some of Yehuda's parting thoughts.

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