Heard Round WEXWorld: Metrowest Alumni Pooling Funds for Innovation
WHP Greater Metrowest 15 Members, Maxine Abrahams Schwartz, Bill Cohen, Jonathan Liss, and Brett Tanzman
An article appeared this week in ejp.com (reposted with their permission) about a striking initiative launched by the Greater Metrowest 15 WHP cohort to spark Jewish engagement with out-of-the-box ideas that will reach single or married individuals without children (ages 21-45), interfaith couples and families, and LGBTQ community members. To read the article, click here. And here are a few words from some of the participants:
Maxine Abrahams Schwartz, WHP Alum, Greater Metrowest 15
Our experience in the Wexner Heritage Program challenged us to make a difference in the world, and this is just the beginning. Partnering with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and the Jewish Community Foundation of GMW, we will fund innovative new programming to spark Jewish engagement in our area. I am so proud to be part of this dynamic group of Wexner alumni.
Bill Cohen, WHP Alum, Greater Metrowest 15
We are hoping to connect with audiences that don’t currently feel engaged in our community and to encourage inclusivity. We are tremendously excited about the opportunity to foster innovative programs in our community.
Jonathan Liss, WHP Alum, Greater Metrowest 15
This was something our community needed. Our Federation concluded it did not have the resources to provide, and thus, it seemed to our Wexner class not a perfect ending of our Wexner experience, but a terrific opportunity to continue our Wexner experience. We pay it forward by making a meaningful contribution to make our community stronger, more engaging, and more vibrant, by not only providing resources, but, more importantly, our passion and time to working with our Jewish community foundation to help lead this important initiative.
Brett Tanzman, WHP Alum, Greater Metrowest 15
The Wexner experience has been truly inspirational, and the work of this fund is a natural way to build on that inspiration and more deeply engage our community.