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“With great power, comes great responsibility.”  Spiderman’s Uncle Ben nails it again — as Wexner alumni, you have the great responsibility to nominate outstanding candidates for the Wexner Heritage Program.  The Wexner Heritage Program is coming to Chicago, Detroit and Montreal in 2017 and we’re seeking your nominations of rising volunteer leaders with outstanding leadership potential.  Click here to nominate a candidate!  Our network of Wexner alumni, members and fellows

The Wexner Foundation is now seeking outstanding rising Jewish volunteer leaders for the Wexner Heritage Program! Wexner Heritage Program cohorts for 2016 are Philadelphia, New York and New York — Russian-Speaking Jews. . Click here to nominate a candidate! We need your help! Our network of Wexner alumni, members and

Wexner Heritage Program New Members Marking 31 years of inspiring excellence in volunteer Jewish leadership, the Wexner Heritage Program has selected three great groups again this year! With deep gratitude to all nominators, local community funding partners, selection committees and candidates, The Wexner Foundation is pleased to announce the newest Wexner Heritage Program cohorts for 2016: Philadelphia, New York and New York RSJ (Russian-Speaking Jews).  In both New York and

Three Wexner Heritage Program cohorts celebrated becoming Heritage alumni in Snowbird, Utah. At their “Siyyum” — a ceremony marking the transition from one meaningful learning experience to the next leg of the journey — New England 14, San Francisco 14 and Denver 14 each independently offered creative videos to capture and show gratitude for their Wexner experience.  New England 14 created this honest and compelling five-minute video about what it

Modeling teamwork: Wexner Heritage Selection Panels are made up of WHP Director Rabbi Jay Moses; one other Wexner Foundation staff member; one Graduate Fellowship alum; and one local Heritage alum. Above is the Selection Panel for St. Louis 15, from left to right: WHA Carol Rubin (St. Louis), WGFA Rabbi Dov Weiss (Class 8), Lori Baron, Director, Operations & Conferences, and Rabbi Jay Moses, Director, Wexner Heritage Program Many are

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