Shevat 5772/
February 2012
In This Issue
Save the Date!
Alumni Updates
Faculty Publications
Remembering Bernie Reisman
Camp Directors
Do you know a future leader?
Save the Date!
April 22, celebration in honor of Bernie Reisman 
On Sunday, April 22, 2012, from 11 AM - 1:30 PM (note time change from an earlier save-the date), Hornstein alumni, students, faculty and friends are invited to a tribute to the memory of our beloved founder and former director. Please watch your inboxes for further details over the coming weeks.
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From the Director: Remembering Bernie Reisman
by Ellen Smith 
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Ellen Smith, Elaine and Bernie Reisman 
Please save April 22nd from 11 AM -1:30 PM to join us here at Brandeis to celebrate the life and legacy of Bernie Reisman z"l, founding director of the Hornstein and BOLLI programs, and mentor, teacher, and friend to all of us.

We all know Bernie's impact on our own lives. He has also been on the minds of our present students--people who never knew him--and on mine.


Proseminar is now the first course Hornstein students take. We read key literature on leadership from the for-profit, not-for-profit, and Judaic perspectives; meet with a variety of Jewish leaders in the greater Boston community; explore case studies; and learn through role-playing. The students' final project is an interview and critical analysis of a Jewish leader of their choice, followed by a self-reflection on their own evolving leadership goals.  


In those self-reflections, almost one-third of the first-year Hornstein students said that Bernie's A Jewish Communal Professional's Code of Ethics was the most influential and lasting text they read in the course. Like Bernie, its core teachings and humane posture remain relevant across time and generations. Please find a link to the Code of Ethics  here--a re-gift to us all from Bernie's great heart and mind. [read more]
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Camp Directors,
A Key Force in the Jewish Community

by Joe Reimer


Jewish camps have emerged from their shadowy decades as funders have come to realize how crucial a role they play in the Jewish education of the next generation. But few have realized how the role of the camp director is essential for making these camps as educationally effective as they can be. [read more]
Photo of Hornstein Students with Extra Long ChallahDo you know
a future Jewish leader?


Applications to Hornstein are still being accepted for Fall 2012!


We've got some great new Hornstein recruitment materials and we hope you'll help recruit great applicants for our Fall 2012 class! Here are four easy steps you can take now:

  1. Post an announcement and/or links to our recent videos on your Facebook wall.  
  2. Embed or attach our flyer in an email and send it to your friends and colleagues.
  3. Make an announcement about the program at your local synagogue, volunteer organization, or workplace. 
  4. Nominate excellent candidates with a quick call or email to Hornstein (781-736-2990,

Links to our flyers and brochure: