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Wexner Heritage Program

Help others climb the mountain of Jewish leadership with the Wexner Heritage Program.  As a current member, alum or friend of Wexner programs, you are invited and encouraged to nominate candidates to be part of the next Wexner Heritage Program classes.  We are now accepting nominations for 2018-19 classes in Atlanta, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. Click here to nominate a candidate!   Our network of Wexner alumni, members and fellows

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