LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT FOR ALUMNI IN THE NORTH AMERICAN JEWISH COMMUNITIES AND THE STATE OF ISRAEL.

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 and problem-solving. As with all Wexner Summits, regardless of topic, an underlying purpose is to connect Wexner Alumni to other extraordinary leaders across the Jewish world and Israel, drawing wisdom, insight and new collaborative possibilities from our network. We generally launch one summit a year and conclude a second summit in that same calendar year.

Program and Educational Overview

We aspire to advance:

  • 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.
  • The empowerment of a cadre of change agents

SELECTION PROCESS

Summits are by application and include our most effective and robust alumni.

AWARDS AND EXPECTATIONS

Participants will include leaders in the Israeli public sector and in both the professional and volunteer ranks of Jewish life in North America. The active part of our Summits requires 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. In most cases, that is just the beginning.

HISTORY AND PARTNERSHIPS

To date there have been five Wexner Summits fostering substantive action:

  • (Re)Imagining the Israel-North American Jewish Community Relationship (launched 2016)
  • Social Justice (launched 2016)
  • Civil Discourse (launched 2017)
  • Accelerator – for those robust projects from the first 3 Summits electing to continue after their obligatory year of work (launched 2019)
  • Gender Safety and Equity (launched 2019)
  • Leadership Skills (launched 2020)

For the most recent Summit on Leadership Skills, we selected 170 participants from across our network to acquire and strengthen skills that are of use to them in their leadership efforts in the Jewish community and/or the Israeli public sector.

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.

To see examples of the kind of work participants will be engaged in, click here.

For more information about Wexner Summits contact Angie Atkins, Director, Wexner Heritage Alumni.

Applications for Class 5 of the Wexner Field Fellowship are now open. Apply today.