WIF Alumni Community and WSL Network Members

Upon their return to Israel, the Wexner Israel Fellowship alumni benefit, from ongoing contact with the Foundation and each other, as well as continued leadership training.  This lifelong learning includes:

  • An active Alumni Council that consists of 15 members of a range of classes.
  • An annual Alumni Institute each summer - A three-day seminar devoted to exploring leadership in public service with a Scholar-in-Residence from Harvard's Kennedy School. Past scholars include: Dean Joseph Nye, Ambassadors Richard Haas and Robert Blackwill, Professors Martin Linsky, Ronald Heifetz, Gary Orren, David Gergen, Marshall Ganz, Mark Moore, Robert Putnam, Malcolm Sparrow, Warren Bennis, Daniel Shapiro and Robert Kegan; former Justice Minister of Canada, Professor Irwin Cotler; and Professor Barbara Kellerman of Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership.
  • Reception at Israel's Knesset in honor of the newly-selected class of Wexner Israel Fellows, including ministry leaders and government officials, to enhance networking within the public service community.
  • Gatherings of the Wexner Foundation community in Israel throughout the year to promote social interaction and to maintain involvement in the larger Foundation community.
  • Opportunities for dynamic engagement with Members, Fellows and alumni of the Wexner Heritage Program and the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, designed to further common goals as well as lay the groundwork for a robust Israel-Tfutzot partnership. To that end, Wexner Israel Fellowship alumni often join Wexner Heritage Members for structured mifgashim, encounters exploring Jewish identity through various lenses and experiences

For more information please contact Dana Savoray-Hadar.

Alumni Council

A 15-member Council, headed by an alumni Chair, convenes several times a year to promote various initiatives in cooperation with the Foundation. Council Members are drawn from all alumni classes and a variety of professional backgrounds, and serve a two-year term.

Alumni Community

The Wexner Israel Fellowship alumni community participates in a variety of initiatives with a number of strategic partners in the public sector including:  the US Embassy in Israel, The Boston Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Young Friends of the Arts, The Harvard Club of Israel, The Civil Service's Cadet Program and other Israeli organizations.

Meet other Wexner Alums

Alumni of the Wexner Israel Programs can connect with other Wexner Alumni, Members and Fellows on the Wexner Israel Program Facebook Page.

The alumni of the Program and their spouses maintain an internal Facebook page for the community. Click here to join.

In Memoriam

The WIF alumni community honors the memory of the following alumni:

  • Varda Rafaeli, z"l, Class 12
  • Udi Amir, z"l, Class 9
  • Amos Slyper, z"l, Class 1