The Network in Action
The Wexner Foundation is proud to offer Wexner Summits: The Network in Action. These Summits offer platforms for select North American and Israeli alumni across five of our programs to engage in deep dialogue, learning, problem-solving and collaborative work. Additionally, what we aspire to advance is a deep sense of community based on real knowledge and understanding across differences in worldview and experience, an abiding commitment to the principle that our alumni have much to learn from each other. Allowing our network of leaders in the Israeli public sector and in both the professional and volunteer ranks of Jewish life in North America to leverage one another, Wexner Summits empower and mobilize a cadre of change agents who work in teams over the course of a year to address major challenges facing the Jewish people and Israel. In most cases, that is just the beginning.
To date there are three Wexner Summits fostering substantive action:
1. Stronger Together (Re)Imagining the Israel-North American Jewish Community Relationship (launched 2016)
2. Social Justice (launched 2016)
3. Civil Discourse (launched 2017)
This past April we held our first Summit Accelerator, which brought team members from the best of the ongoing projects generated by the first 3 Wexner Summits, to a 2-day workshop with new alumni who served as peer consultants and gave feedback geared to help these projects go to scale.
October 27th, 2019 we will launch our next Summit on Gender: Safety and Equity in the Jewish and Israeli Work Space and Life.
Summits are by invitation only and include our most effective and robust alumni. The active part of our Summits require a commitment to a year of work, book-ended by participating in two gatherings: one at the launch and the other at the conclusion of the year. During the intervening year, participants double down with strategic partners to advance work that speaks to the challenge of this Summit. Often this work continues on well beyond the year. For more information about Wexner Summits contact Angie Atkins, Director, Wexner Heritage Alumni.
To see what Vice President Jay Moses says about The Wexner Foundation's leveraging our most precious Jewish leadership resource through these Summits, click here.
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