The Wexner Foundation enthusiastically announces the official launch of our new Digital Tool Set, at WexnerFoundation.org. These new tools go way beyond what traditional websites offer. Their multiple features ensure the more than 2400 WexLEADERS (Wexner alumni of all three programs as well as current members and fellows) will be able to build relationships for the increased benefit to Jewish communities locally, nationally, in Israel, and globally. By using these new tools proactively, you will be able to leverage your leadership trajectories and goals exponentially. Some of these tools include:
The WexnerNETWORK Database and Member Search
The Wexner Member Search was developed to enhance networking, interactivity, communication, alliance building, collaboration, brain trusts, and a virtual community across all three of The Foundation programs’ participants.
The WexnerLEADER Database is now open for your input and use. In order to create a profile page for you we transferred over whatever historical data we had on file for you, and your profile now awaits your updating (click here to learn how to update your profile). As you, our WexnerLEADERS update your profiles, you will also be able to yield better search results, enabling the communities that Les and Abigail have been building for more than 25 years, to leverage each other’s talent, expertise, vision, access, creativity, and wherewithal. Use the Member Search to find your counterparts across our exclusive network, and if other WexnerLEADERS find and contact you, we are certain that engaging with them will yield tremendous results for Israel and the Jewish people. For help updating your profile or logging in to use any of our power tools, please contact Jaclyn Szaruga.
Using the Member Search, you can now search by key city, class, program or key word (day school, Israeli security, Jewish camping, Kazakhstan) – whatever you wish – and you will have access to the most powerful network of Jewish leaders in the world. We have also created an additional tracking device to streamline the various language people use to describe their Jewish leadership so that our search function will yield better results. This power tool is called WexLABELS and we urge you to fill it out when you update your profile. Learn more about WexLABELS here and to access the WexnerNETWORK click here. This information is password protected (which is why your login is required) and vigilantly guarded and secured. To watch a brief video about the WexLABELS, click here.
Our weekly eNewsletter, relaunched as WexnerLEADS this past May, is a platform for our alumni to crowdsource, publicize, cast a net, or share a thought, a good time, a witty quote, a great photo, a motivator, a failure, a success. Every week we are working towards delivering you the best Jewish leadership content anywhere. Most articles are written as blogs and often seek your input. Blogs generally focus on challenges and triumphs from the trenches of Jewish leadership: life’s leadership moments, Jewish or leadership learning, texts & holidays, innovative programs and more. WexnerLEADS is also the Foundations communication vehicle to keep you abreast of our programming and recent news and happenings from The Foundation and our WexnerLEADERS (Fellows, Members and Alumni). WexnerLEADS will be delivered in the middle of every week (Wednesday or Thursday) and a archive can be found here. If you are not receiving the eNewsletter and would like to, please click here.
In conjunction with WexnerLEADS, the WexnerBLOGS are an ongoing conversation focusing on Jewish leadership. In addition to accessing WexnerBLOGS through our weekly email WexnerLEADS, you can also get it straight from our website and search this pool of collective wisdom by using the site search and plugging in any topic that is pressing to your needs as a Jewish leader. Join the conversation by commenting on a blog post or even submitting your own. For more information about writing a blog, please contact Angie Atkins.
Wexner Resources and Hidden Treasures
The new site offers a wealth of digital Jewish leadership resources in addition to WexnerBLOGS and the WexLEADER Database and Member Search. Check out our innovative leadership videos, starring our beloved faculty; view a list of recommended books from the constantly updated section “What’s Les Reading?” You can even search for job opportunities, and if you are searching for a Jewish professional to work in your organization, you can post that position by contacting Ruthie Warshenbrot.
As technology evolves faster than almost anyone can anticipate, The Wexner Foundation has invested in a robust, intuitive tool that is built to evolve to continue to meet our WexLEADERS’ needs. If you have any additional questions about The Foundation’s new digital tool set, please contact Adam Reiss.