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Save the Dates 

  • June 14, 2023, 12:00 pm- 1:15pm ET, 7:00pm- 8:15pm IT– Climate Summit Check-In and Learn | Zoom Link
  • September 12, 2023, 12:00 pm- 1:15pm ET, 7:00pm- 8:15pm IT– Copenhagen Climate Summit Orientation | Zoom Link

In-Person Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark

  • 7am October 17, 2023- 10pm October 18, 2023
    • Optional additional activities: evening of October 16 and morning of October 19


Wexner Summit on Climate Change Core Team

Angie Atkins, Director, Wexner Heritage Alumni and Summits 

Rabbi Jay Henry Moses, Vice President 

Keren Zefania, Director, Wexner Israel Fellowship 

Kaitlin Kaiser, Program Coordinator

Sharon Zini, Program Coordinator

Please contact Angie or Kaitlin with questions. 

Climate Summit Check-In and Learn, March 14, 2023

Zoom Recording: Doughnut Economics

Slides Attached Here

Zoom Recording: Copenhagen Announcement

Agenda, March 14, 2023. 1:00pm-2:15pm ET, 7:00pm-8:15pm IT

1. Doughnut Economics with guest speakers Zohar Ianovici*  and Merav Cohen**

PREWORK REQUIRED: TEDTalk: A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow

Optional Additional Resources:

2. Break Out Group Conversations


3. Update: Our In-Person Meeting in Copenhagen, October, 2023


*Zohar Ianovici is a development economist working at The World Bank and focusing on East European countries. After receiving his MA from the London School of Economics, Zohar worked in Vietnam assessing donor-funded large scale development projects in the East Asia region and researching the integration of the region to Global Value Chains. After several years working at the World Bank office in Romania, Zohar relocated to Amsterdam, where he learned about the Doughnut Economics model. Recognizing the potential of the model to advance prosperity and address environmental degradation largely caused by the current economic and political system, Zohar co-founded the ‘Israel Doughnut Economics community’.

**Merav Cohen is a PhD candidate researching social-ecology at the Technion – Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning, and co-founder of the ‘Israel Doughnut Economics Community’. Previously an attorney (focusing on energy and infrastructure), Merav worked in Beijing promoting an EU-China project on environmental governance, and more recently in New York, managing a national-scale sustainability program at Hazon. Merav holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences and Policy (MPA) from Columbia University in New York, and a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Israeli Only Orientation Call for our In-Person Meetings, 2022

November 22, 2022, 8 PM – 8:30PM IT Israeli Only Orientation Call for our In-Person Meetings
Zoom link:

North American Orientation Call for Austin, TX Meeting, November 1, 2022

How Corporations Have Responded to Calls for Better Sustainability Practices, with Historian and Author Dr. Bart Elmore, 2022

The recording from the conversation can be found here.

Bartow Elmore Climate PowerPoint Slides


The recording from the conversation can be found here.

The chat from the conversation can be found here.


The recording from the orientation can be found here.

The NEEDS and DEEDS chat can be found here.


Wexner Summits: The Network In Action is a platform for Alumni of all Wexner leadership initiatives to connect, learn and collaborate across our network. Through Summits, Wexner Alumni are exercising leadership by strategizing and stacking hands to take action that moves the needle on the key challenges facing the North American Jewish Community and the State of Israel. As with all Wexner Summits, regardless of topic, an additional 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.  

The Wexner Summit on Climate Change will convene alumni to advance their work on mitigation, adaptation and preparedness — individually, professionally, philanthropically, communally, and systemically, with an emphasis on larger systems.  Additionally, the Summit will welcome new collaborations amongst participants.  

What is expected of Climate Change Summit participants? 

  • Attend all Summit events in their entirety, whether virtual or in person. These include: 
  • Part A, Virtual, June – December 2022 
    • May 24, 2022, 12 pm – 1 pm ET/19:00-20:00 IT – Welcome to the Summit
    • June 2, 2022, 12 pm – 1:15 pm ET/19:00 – 20:15 IT  – Conversation with MK Alon Tal
    • September 13, 2022, 1 pm – 2 pm ET/ 20:00 – 21:00 IT
    • November 1, 2022, 12 pm – 1 pm ET/19:00 – 20:00 IT – Orientation Call for our In-Person Meeting
  • Part B, In-person Meeting 
    • North Americans, December 4-6, 2022  
    • Israelis, December 7-8, 2022 
  • Part C, Virtual/possibly Hybrid, January – October 2023 
    • Occasional Calls and other participant-led activities TBD 
  • Part D, October 15-17, 2023 (In-person, possibly international, location TBD) 
  • Complete any reading or other assignments through October 2023 
  • Be strategic and efficacious in your efforts to combat climate change, stepping up your work, either through additional or new projects/collaborations or helping the work of fellow Summit participants to affect adaptive and systemic change.  
  • Be supportive of other summit participants in their work.
  • Share progress on climate change projects advanced during the Summit.

 What are the objectives of the Summit on Climate Change? 

  • To inspire and affect action in the main areas of activity to fight climate change:  
    • Adaptation  
    • Economic leverage  
    • Mitigation and sustainable living  
    • Political advocacy/policy  
    • Preparedness  
  • To leverage the influence of Wexner alumni to lead their communities and circles of influence to address climate change with more urgency and impact.  
  • To contribute to efforts to make the Jewish community in North America a leading voice in the American climate change movement, and to make Israel a leading voice and model for the world.