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Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program


Staying committed as allies to reflection and “an active, consistent, and arduous practice of unlearning and re-evaluating,” will hopefully lead us to taking more smart risks and experimentation over the coming year, and the years ahead.

I belong to many Jewish communities, so it is hard to generalize about the positive changes I have seen in racial representation over this past year. Nevertheless, I see progress that has been made.

Even within our own communities, we can flatten and simplify other people’s experiences and narratives without considering the complexity and diversity among us.

Professional growth can be uncomfortable because in order to grow as a working person in the world, you sometimes need to replace old inner-defining stories with new ones that expand who you can be.

Being a great mentee starts with the premise that with enough reflection and remaining true to ourselves, which is far more easily said than done, we each will be able to locate ourselves in this world.

It’s hard to believe that it has now been over a year since we had to temporarily close the doors to the Jewish Studio Project’s colorful, light-filled community studio in West Berkeley and, like everyone else, transition our entire organization to virtual.

One of my favorite Jewish ways to mark time is through the annual Torah reading cycle. Each week, Jews from all over the world read the exact same parasha.

The Wexner Foundation is pleased to announce Class 33 of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program.

Of all the things I’ve learned during the pandemic, none amazes me more than this: every day at 12:30 pm eastern time, hundreds of people get onto Zoom, turn on their cameras, close their eyes and meditate quietly together for half an hour.

Apply now for the 2023 Class of the Wexner Senior Leaders.
Applications are also open for Class 34 of the Wexner Israel Fellowship.