Susan Hornstein

Core Semikha, Class of 2025

Hornstein

Susan Hornstein is an educator and a lifelong student. Susan holds a BA from Brandeis University and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Brown University. She grew up in Boca Raton, Florida, where her family was instrumental in founding the Jewish community.

Susan completed a long career in User Experience, designing computer systems and websites so that their users would be able to understand them. Susan has also spent many years as a Jewish educator. A passionate student of Jewish text and Hebrew language, she has learned at Hebrew University, Michlelet Bruria (now Ohr Torah Stone) and Yeshivat Har Etzion, and has taught in Hebrew Schools, synagogues, and groups around Central New Jersey. She has tutored several dozen Bar and Bat Mitzvah students, some of whom have gone on to tutor students of their own. Susan is a founder and gabbait of the Women’s Tefillah Group of Raritan Valley, where she works on education and inclusiveness. She has served on the boards of her Modern Orthodox synagogue and mikvah.

Susan is also a musician, and is the conductor of the Central Jersey chapter of HaZamir, The International Jewish Teen Choir. She lives in Highland Park, New Jersey with her husband, and has three grown children, one in the Washington area, and two in Israel, all working in Jewish education.

publications and media

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Type
Category
Topic
Year
The Legacy of Sarah
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Chayei Sarah
5783/2022
Remember What Happened on the Way Out of Egypt
Dvar Torah
Devarim
Ki Tetze
2022/5782
Anxiety and Faith
Dvar Torah
Bamidbar
Chukat
2022/5782
The “Perfect” Kohen
Dvar Torah
Vayikra
Emor
2022/5782
#maharat10daysoftorah Purim 2022, Day 3
Dvar Torah; Multimedia
Holidays; Video Divrei Torah
Purim; #maharat10daysoftorah
2022/5782
Avraham: Patriarch and Father
Dvar Torah
Bereishit
Vayera
2021/5782

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