Dispatches from the network and updates from the Foundation.
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
Pictured: Wexner Graduate Fellowship Class 26 We are pleased to announce that the web-based application process for the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program and the Wexner Field Fellows Program is now open. If you know people who might be considering full-time graduate school as a way to advance their career in the Jewish community or individuals working full-time who are seeking professional development, please let them know about these wonderful opportunities. Updated information about the fellowship can be found
At this year's Wexner Graduate Fellowship Summer Institute in Stowe, VT many of our fellows, staff and faculty used the power of numbers to raise both money and awareness for ALS through the Ice Bucket Challenge. Through personal and group donations, plus the auctioned opportunity to be the one to dump ice water on various notables in our community, they raised more than $1,800 for ALS. As you will see
The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program is a unique opportunity for leadership growth for students entering (applying this year) or those in their first year in graduate school 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 become part of a diverse professional community that encourages learning about one’s self as a leader though
Do you know a talented young Jewish communal professional who would benefit from professional development and cohort-based leadership training? The Wexner Field Fellowship Program is an opportunity for promising full-time Jewish communal professionals (ages 26-40, who have not completed graduate studies specifically geared for the Jewish professional field) who are seeking professional development. In partnership with the Jim Joseph Foundation, three Wexner Field Fellows will be accepted as part of
The Wexner Foundation is pleased to announce Class 28 of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program. These exceptional professional leaders will be attending graduate programs to train them to lead our organizations and communities into the future. This diverse group includes professional leaders interested in the rabbinate, Jewish studies, Jewish education, administration and the arts. It also includes our third cohort of Wexner Field Fellows (made possible through our partnership