"Because of my exposure to great colleagues and teachers in Wexner, I have been able to articulate Jewish visions that resonate outside my denomination or community and to move and transform people on professional and personal levels." "The Wexner Israel Fellowship is an important contribution for the future of Israel and its strength." Applications for the 2021-2022 Academic year of the Wexner Israel Fellowship are now open. "While the investment in my education helped me to grow as a professional, the entire experience helped me to grow as a person." "Being a part of this network of leaders and learning from the best of the best has given me increased strength and trust in myself to take on greater projects." "I can easily say that being a part of The Wexner Foundation and its programs definitely made me a better leader and a much deeper thinker."

Strengthening leadership in the North American Jewish Community and the State of Israel.

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Wexner Graduate Fellowship / Davidson Scholars Program

For outstanding rabbinical students and graduate students in Jewish education and Jewish communal service programs.

Wexner Heritage Program

For providing young North American Jewish volunteer leaders with a two-year intensive Jewish learning program, deepening their understanding of Jewish history, values and texts and enriching their leadership skills.

Wexner Israel Fellowship

Up to 10 outstanding mid-career Israeli public officials are selected annually to study for a Masters degree in the mid-career program of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The goal of the fellowship is to provide Israel’s next generation of public leaders with advanced leadership and public management training.

Wexner Field Fellowship

For promising Jewish professionals who plan to continue to pursue a career as a professional leader in the North American Jewish community.

Wexner Service Corps

For inspiring and uniting Columbus-area Jewish teens to engage in service learning. The Service Corps is open to high school juniors and seniors to participate in a week-long service trip, followed by a year of monthly volunteering and Jewish learning. A select group of Corps members can return for a second year to join the Senior Leadership Cohort (SLC).

Wexner Senior Leaders

An executive model leadership initiative, which aims to strengthen skills and design strategies for leading transformative change, acquiring new tools for better decision-making, and developing strategies to be employed by some of Israel’s most promising and influential senior leaders in the public sector.

How do you exercise leadership? As a…

Jewish Professional

Wexner Graduate Fellowship / Davidson Scholars Program

For outstanding rabbinical students and graduate students in Jewish education and Jewish communal service programs.

Wexner Field Fellowship

For promising Jewish professionals who plan to continue to pursue a career as a professional leader in the North American Jewish community.

Volunteer Leader

Wexner Heritage Program

For providing young North American Jewish volunteer leaders with a two-year intensive Jewish learning program, deepening their understanding of Jewish history, values and texts and enriching their leadership skills.

Wexner Service Corps

For inspiring and uniting Columbus-area Jewish teens to engage in service learning. The Service Corps is open to high school juniors and seniors to participate in a week-long service trip, followed by a year of monthly volunteering and Jewish learning. A select group of Corps members can return for a second year to join the Senior Leadership Cohort (SLC).

Public Servant in Israel

Wexner Israel Fellowship

10 outstanding mid-career Israeli public officials are selected annually to study for a Masters degree in the mid-career program of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. The goal of the fellowship is to provide Israel’s next generation of public leaders with advanced leadership and public management training.

Wexner Senior Leaders

An executive model leadership initiative, which aims to strengthen skills and design strategies for leading transformative change, acquiring new tools for better decision-making, and developing strategies to be employed by some of Israel’s most promising and influential senior leaders in the public sector.

What’s New at The Wexner Foundation

Healing

“Without the misery of the past, I would never know my gratitude for the present.”
After a not unsurprising professional change, Jen processed what she had encountered throughout her career and used it to propel her forward, rather than keeping her behind.

The Healing Power of Poetry 

“Poems, like ideas, multiply when you share them, and so does their ability to spread hope and optimism where needed.”

Recent Tweets

Grateful to #WexnerHeritageProgram member @mitchgruber for his powerful thoughts on how Jews can work toward racial justice in his hometown of Rochester.

"Without the misery of the past, I would never know my gratitude for the present.” After a big professional change, #WexnerHeritageProgram Alum Jen Schmitz processed what she had encountered throughout her career and used it to propel her forward. https://t.co/g5FHnBxXdG

Wexner Israel Fellowship applications are now open!   Apply Here