Session 4 – Supporting Evacuated Communities, Amit David WIF 22 and Alit Wiel Shafran WIF 29 Full List of Wexner Israeli Alumni Initiatives Opening Song:  I am filled with love (יש בי אהבה) by Arik Einstein Closing Song: Pink Glasses (משקפיים ורודות ) by Arik Einstein  

Session 3 – Supporting Hospitals, Dr. Tamar Elram, WIF 22 and Dr. Shmulik Hirschmann, WSL 16 Full List of Wexner Israeli Alumni Initiatives Opening Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water (1970), Simon & Garfunkel Closing Song: Who By Fire? (Live in Austin, 1988), Leonard Cohen  

Session 2 – Supporting Kibbutz Nir Oz, Sivan Lehavi WSL 23 and  Havatzelet Yahel WIF 18 Full List of Wexner Israeli Alumni Initiatives Opening Song: “Anachnu Lo Tzrichim”/ We Don’t Need More Than This (2000), Shlomo Artzi Closing Song: “Yihieh Tov” / It Will Be Ok (2023), Yasmin Moallem  

Rays of Light Session 1: Post-Traumatic Care- Carmel Satinger WSL 16 & Keren Morag WIF 13 Full List of Wexner Israeli Alumni Initiatives All videos, resources, and PowerPoints shared in this session can be found below. Opening Song: Etzlenu Bagan/ In Our Kindergarten (2015), Shaylee Atary Video: Work being done with IMFA to support hospitals PowerPoint:  Social Finance Israel Video: Partners in Fate – Arab citizens heroic rescue of Jews

Session 4: Thursday September 7, with Rabbi Shai Held (WGF/DS 7) – “Turning Suffering into Love: The Torah’s Revolutionary Mandate” Author, President and Dean of the Hadar Institute.   You can find the source sheet used in this video here.

Session 3: Thursday August 31, with Rabbi David Ingber (WHP Faculty) – “The Path of Compassion: Making Space for Divine and Human Tears” Founding rabbi of Romemu Synagogue and Romemu Yeshiva in NYC, and Senior Director of Jewish Life and the Bronfman Center at 92Y (92nd Street Y).    You can find the source sheet used in this video here.

Session 2: Thursday August 24, with Sivanie Shiran (WIF faculty) – “Listening with the Third Ear: Secrets from the Consulting Room” Sivanie is a Jungian psychoanalyst, clinical psychologist, and Director of the Leadership Development Program, Reichman University at the Arison School of Business (Herzliya).

Session 1: Thursday August 17, with Keshet Starr (WFF 2) – “The Ever-Turning Wheel: Wrestling with the Costs of Compassion” Keshet Starr is an attorney, author, activist, and the CEO of Organization for the Resolution of Agunot (ORA), a nonprofit organization addressing domestic abuse in the Jewish divorce process worldwide. You can see the slides prepared by Keshet Starr for this presentation here.

Join Rabbi Shira Stutman as she reveals what we learn about the Jewish concept of time and self from the Omer.  

Join Amanda Pogany as she talks about how she learned about making versus taking space for yourself as a leader and as a team member from her Jewish identity.