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On the first morning of our 2015 Wexner Heritage Israel Institute entitled "Israel: Complications and Inspirations" we invited Yossi Klein Halevi (author and senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem) to contextualize our trip and the historical and current dynamics of North American Jewish Leaders' relationship with and responsibility to the Israel. Halevi captured the nuances and complexities of our partnership in light of the recent Israeli elections, the Iran

For the last 30 years, The Foundation’s Wexner Heritage Program has taken place in 33 North American cities and to date has touched more than 1900 Members and Alumni! The Wexner Heritage Program, which is always being reviewed and enhanced, is designed to provide young North American Jewish volunteer leaders with a two-year intensive Jewish learning program, deepening their understanding of Jewish history, values, and texts, and enriching their leadership

Change a Life, Help the Jews!: Nominate a Candidate for the Wexner Heritage Program The nomination process for Wexner Heritage 2015 has begun and we need your help! We are seeking outstanding volunteer Jewish leaders in the following three communities: Los Angeles Greater MetroWest New Jersey St. Louis Nominate great candidates for the Wexner Heritage Program by clicking here. We count on Wexner Alumni, Members, and Fellows to help us

Wexner Heritage members are all over Israel today, grappling with the key issues facing Israel and the Jewish people: religious tensions, political challenges, and social divisions.  And we are celebrating the blessing of being together as Jewish leaders on this journey.  This week-long Institute is the conclusion to the two-year Wexner Heritage Program, and the beginning of a lifetime as a Wexner Heritage Alumni. Pictured above, Ram Shmueli, Israeli fighter

(Pictured left to right)  Rabbi Jay Moses, Dr. Erica Brown, Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg and Rabbi Ben Berger At the New Member Institute this week in Utah, Heritage members from Washington DC, Cincinnati, and Dallas were treated to a panel discussion with Rabbi Irving “Yitz” Greenberg, Rabbi Jay Moses, and Dr. Erica Brown. The panel, entitled “Eilu V’Eilu: Jewish Conversations for the 21st Century,” was moderated by new Wexner Associate

This week, 40 teens from Columbus, Ohio used their first week of summer vacation to travel to New York City with the Wexner Service Corps (WSC).  The teens repaired homes and buildings in neighborhoods still reeling from Hurricane Sandy, making a significant difference in the lives of people still impacted eight months later.  This week-long trip has been documented on their Facebook page and will continue to be updated until their

In its first year, the Wexner Heritage Alumni Delegates Council has planned and executed more than 40 local events in 27 out of the 31 communities where the Heritage Program has run since its inception in 1985. In some of the communities, such as Boston, Philadelphia, or Connecticut, where there has not been a Heritage class since 1991, the alumni delegates have managed to rekindle the connection amongst fellow alumni

Save The Date For more information click the CITY to contact local representative. Phoenix - Post Pesach Pizza Party, Sunday April 7 at 3:00 pm Westchester - 4-part seriest Wednesdays at 7:30 pm with Rabbi Larry Hoffman - remaining sessions - April 10 and May 22 Connecticut - A gathering of Wexner Heritage Alumni - Sunday, April 21,  at 3:00 pm Miami - Wednesday evening June 5 at 7:30 pm - Discussion with

Apr 2017

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2013 Wexner Heritage Alumni Regional Gatherings Atlanta - Sunday, October 13 San Francisco - Sunday, December 8