An international collaboration to provide vital health care across borders More than 90 percent of the water in Gaza has been deemed unfit for human consumption. Coupled with food insecurity and poverty this means that most residents’ physical well-being is consistently compromised. Gaza’s civilians in need of basic or more complex medical services struggle with a system that lacks the necessary physical infrastructure to serve its population. The limited availability

I recently returned from two weeks in Israel. This would normally be cause for a witty tweet or a clever Facebook post announcing my new-found revelations. If I were a certain kind of person, I could share a picture of acres of burned land from Kibbutzim along the Gaza border, the result of fiery kite attacks, or a portrait of the Iron Dome installation sitting on the same land to

Here is a first person narrative I wrote that was published on the Tikkun site yesterday. I’m still trying to process what happened and have heard all manner of “explanations,” but I remain sad and baffled. I hope people can sit for a bit with the thoughts and feelings that this narrative might evoke and see where that leads.  Read the article here. Wexner Heritage Alum Ron Beller is a

Photo credit Matt Teitelman I thought I knew Israel. I was born in Haifa and raised (in America) by an Israeli. I visited Israel often as a child and lived here for long periods as an adult. I studied Hebrew, read Israeli poetry, knew the best bakery for pita and the best Yemenite soup place. I was certain I’d found the best k’naffe. Before I arrived at the beginning of

Many assumptions are made about the fraying relationship between Israelis and the North American Jewish Community (NAJC) and how to strengthen it. As with any loving relationship, communication is key to survival. The Wexner Foundation, due to our alumni networks in Israel and North America, is uniquely situated to encourage this communication. At this year’s Jewish Federations of North America’s General Assembly in Tel Aviv, 60 of our alumni gathered

Running for office: WIF Alum Rotem Yadlin (Class 28), WSL Network Member Michal Raikin (2018), WSL Network Member Leora Tushinski (2015) The upcoming election for local authorities in Israel, something that occurs every five years, brings a female wind of change. Fifty-six women are running for mayor — an unprecedented number, including in the Arab and Ultra-Orthodox sectors. Currently six women serve as mayor, out of 256 local authorities. According to research

There have been a few moments in life when I have experienced déjà vu. It happened on a cool Saturday night last month in Jerusalem. I looked up searching for the moon so that I could recite kiddush levana, the prayer which sanctifies the new moon. Suddenly, I felt transported back to my childhood in New Jersey. I remembered standing outside on a cold Saturday night seeing and blessing the

Pictured here are WIF Alum Maurit Beeri (Class 20), 2nd from the right, with her three guests from the Massachusetts Executive Women’s Mission to Israel.  Wexner alumni in Israel recently hosted the Massachusets Executive Women’s Mission to Israel for Shabbat Dinner. In addition to Maurit Beeri, WSL Network Member Michal Lebenthal Anderson (2015), WIF Alum Orit Farkash HaCohen (Class 18) and WIF Alum Rachel Benziman (Class 11) also hosted groups.

The Wexner Israel Fellowship, Class 30, gathered earlier this month in Rhode Island for the Wexner Israel Opening Institute. Only two months after being accepted into the program, these nine very diverse Israelis had the first in-depth opportunity to get to know each other as a cohort, to further explore Wexner’s values of leadership and peoplehood and to find our own relationship with these values as leaders. The Institute started

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