Department of Family Studies and Community Development

Faculty and Staff

Hana Bor

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director for M.A. in Jewish Communal Service and M.A. in Jewish Education

Office:   College of Liberal Arts Building, Room 2235
Phone:   410-704-5026
Fax:   410-704-3612

Hana Bor, Ph.D.

Education and Certifications

Ph.D.: Jewish Studies, Baltimore Hebrew University

M.A.: Education, American Jewish University

M.A.: Jewish Studies, American Jewish University

B.A.: Social Work, Tel Aviv University

Courses Taught

FMST 350/550 Fundamentals of Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector
FMST 370/570 Diversity, Culture and Team Dynamics
FMST 370/570 Exploring Cross-Cultural Educational and Social Services in Baltimore and Israel
FMST 570 Instructional Leadership for Jewish Educators

JCS 600 Leadership in Jewish Communities
JCS 611 Management of Human Service Leadership and Supervision
JCS 612 Strategic Management of Jewish Organizations
JCS 613 Leadership of Jewish Communal Institutions: Principles of Change and Organizational Behavior
JCS 614 Jewish Communal Service Practicum Seminar

JCS 618 Internship in Jewish Communal Service
ILPD 650 Exploration of Holocaust Education
ILPD 655 Exploration of the History, Politics and Culture of Israel
ILPD 670 Mentoring in a Professional Learning Community

ILPD 739 Leadership Theory and Practice for Educational Leaders
ILPD 797 Internship in Educational Leadership
EDUC 797 Teaching Internship

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Creating, coordinating and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in leadership, methodology, culture, diversity and management of nonprofit organizations
  • Through study-abroad programs, seminars, international workshops and internships, increasing teaching and leadership impact, global outreach and community involvement
  • Intensifying student experiences and knowledge and integrating partnerships among university, school and the community
  • Conducting, publishing and presenting research on education, the Holocaust and communal services, including leadership of nonprofit organizations.

Select Scholarship


Bor, H. & Shawn, K. (2013). Examining Jewish values in Kindertransport narratives. Prism – an Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators, 5.

Bor, H. (2013). Training educators to use technology in the Jewish classroom. Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 88(1/2).

Bor, H. (2013). What can we learn from secular education about teacher training in Jewish education: The issues and questions driving my work in Jewish education. The Jewish Educator, NewCAJE’s Journal of Education, Winter 2013.

Bor, H., & Jones-Eversley, S. (2013 submitted). Strengthening faith-based nonprofit business management skills without sacrificing spiritual and ethical integrity. The Nonprofit Quarterly.

Bor, H. (2013 Submitted and Accepted). Promoting a culture of learning and collaborative leadership in a congregational school through inspired professional development. Jewish Educational Leadership, 10(2).

Bor, H. (2011). A Model for Using Diversity to Bridge Cultural Differences, The Jewish Educator, NewCAJE’s Journal of Education, Fall 2011.

Bor, H. (2012). Empowering students from infancy to adulthood: A case study in Jewish education, Jewish Educational Leadership, 10(2).

Bor, H. (2011 submitted). “Can justice ever be done?” The Nuremburg trials- Their effectiveness and relevancy today, Jewish Educational Leadership, 10(2).

Bor, H. (2011 submitted). Ethical & moral issues pertaining to cystic fibrosis, Jewish Educational Leadership, 10(2).

Shargel, R. & Bor, H. (2011). A new model for Jewish teacher training: Bridging the worlds of Jewish and public education, The Jewish Educator, NewCAJE’s Journal of Education, Fall 2011.

Solomon, R., Solomon, E., & Bor, H. (2009). The application of mentoring to teaching; New eight stage developmental ladder for mentoring. Published Proceedings of the International Mentoring Conference, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Solomon, R. & Bor, H., (2007). From Madrichim to expert educators: New career ladder for professional development for supplementary and day school teachers, Jewish Education News, CAJE, Fall 2007.

Bor, H. (2007). The 21st century Jewish learner and the 21st century Jewish educator, Jewish Education News, CAJE, Fall 2007.


$10,000 grant from The Charles Crane Family Foundation for scholarships and support for Israel Study Abroad for 2013-2014.

$39,300 in funding for second year: Summer 2013 and Semester-Long Institute for Instructional Leaders in Jewish Education.

$54,375 in funding for the first segment: a Summer 2012 and Year-Long Institute for Instructional Leaders in Jewish Education.

$20,000 grant from the Beverly Fine Funds through The ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore for Israel education, which allows participants to study in Israel and to plan study-abroad in Israel programs for 2011-2012.

Designed study-abroad in Israel program and received $45,000 in two grants for program support and student scholarships: $30,000 grant from the Ben and Ester Rosenbloom Foundation, and a $15,000 grant from The Charles Crane Family Foundation for 2011-2012.

Recipient of 2011 the France Merrick Award for $3,100 to assist in research in Israel, New York City, and Washington, D.C., of most promising teaching practices on the Holocaust.

Alfred Lerner Fellow of 2011 Summer Institute for Teachers ($4,000), with a $300 stipend from Baltimore Jewish Council, to engage in intense study of the Holocaust and teaching practices, selected by The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous.

Wrote and submitted in 2011 to The ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore a multi-year grant for $200,041 to create a professional development program that will connect Towson University’s scholars and expertise with five segments of Baltimore’s Jewish education community.




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