Back row, from left to right: Sheila Katz (WFF), Guila Benchimol, Rachel Gross-Prinz, Aki Yonekawa, Sara Smith, Eli Massel, Elie Lehman, Mike Friedman, Justin Pines
Front row, from left to right: Jennifer Weinstock (WFF), Gilah Kletenik, Sarah Mulhern, Juli Karol, Aliza Abrams Konig (WFF), Georgette Kennebrae, Melanie Levav, Lauren Schuchart, Jeremy Ragent, Yakov Danishefsky, Jonah Hassenfeld

Last week at the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Winter Institute, The Wexner Foundation graduated its 26th class of Wexner Graduate Fellows.  WGF Class 26 prepared their own slideshow and remarks to one another, and WGF Class 27 thanked each of them for the model they set.  Staff read quotes from Fellows’ application essays showing that many of these outstanding individuals are doing exactly the work they envisioned for themselves four years ago.

In addition to welcoming 21 Jewish leaders (including three pilot Field Fellows) to the Wexner Graduate Fellowship Alumni Community, this year’s graduation was extra special for two staff members at The Wexner Foundation.  Or Mars, WGF Alum (Class 6), Vice President and Stefanie Zelkind, WGF Alum (Class 16), Director of the Graduate Fellowship, had the opportunity to celebrate the 20th and 10th anniversary of their Wexner Graduate Fellowship graduations, respectively.

WGF Class 26 will visit Columbus in May for their siyum to close out their experience. Mazal tov!