Dispatches from the network and updates from the Foundation.
Pictured above are participants in The Wexner Foundation Mentoring Program previous cohort. Mazal tov to the 34 alumni of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program who have been selected for Cohort 4 of the Mentoring Program! The Mentoring Program was designed to leverage the deep and diverse talent that has been nurtured by thirty years of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program and to provide a framework for ongoing support
The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for leadership growth for students entering or in their first year of graduate programs designed to train them to become Jewish professional leaders (rabbis, cantors, educators, academics, administrators, etc.). In addition to financial assistance for graduate study, Fellows join a diverse professional community that encourages learning about one’s self as a leader though interactions with others with different points of
Celebrating the WSC Work There is a lot to celebrate and a lot to be proud of after an amazing week for the kickoff adventure of the Wexner Service Corps. Here is a brief snapshot of some of what was accomplished: Just a short time after arriving in New York, we joined forces with local Jewish teens, to remove sand from a community garden at Coney Island. In four
The Wexner Foundation is proud to announce the selection of Class 26 of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program. Several hundred future and current Jewish professionals applied to be part of this prestigious Fellowship and leadership learning opportunity. Twenty-two were selected. Fellows are selected as part of professional career areas including those going to graduate school to become the rabbis, cantors, Jewish educators, Jewish studies professors, and Jewish professional leaders.
On Sunday, The Wexner Foundation showcased a glimpse of our future by doing a soft launch of the new WexnerFoundation.org. In the good old days, a business would hang out a shingle; as the internet became widely used, organizations hung out their 2.0 “shingles” online. Today, we are in the process of launching much more than a virtual address; it is a comprehensive, wiki-style leadership tool. Since seven is a
This week, Wexner Graduate Fellowship Alum (WGFA) Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz (Class 19) published a thought piece entitled The Jewish Service Revolution in The Huffington Post. Shmuly attests to great gains in the orthodox and non-orthodox communities’ commitment to social justice work in the wider world, and chesed work within the Jewish community. The new Wexner Service Corps, Uri L’tzedek, and Repair the World are among the organizations highlighted. Rabbi
With thanks to The Forward, we share this video of Wexner Graduate Fellowship Alum, Rabbi Yossi Abramowitz, Class 3, his wife, Rabbi Susan Silverman, and his five children davenning with Women of the Wall. Click here to watch the video.
Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi (Class 3) delivers her “WEXtalk” at the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Institute in Princeton, NJ. In February, at the 2013 Wexner Graduate Fellowship (WGF) Alumni Institute in Princeton, NJ, several WGF Alumni delivered “WEXtalks” — short talks filmed in partnership with JDOV, which invites interesting and creative thinkers to give “the Jewish talk of their life.” The Alumni Institute planning committee organized these talks around four themes: Jewish
The Alumni Incentive Grants program was launched to inspire new collaborations among alumni of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program in order to foster cross-fertilization, communication and collaboration within the Wexner/Davidson leadership community. These Alumni Incentive Grants are created in partnership with the Jim Joseph Foundation and embody The Wexner Foundation’s commitment to nurturing a network of Jewish professional leaders. The overall pool of grants awarded represents the diversity of