Welcome and Mazal Tov on Being Accepted to Participate in the Climate Change Summit! 

Please bookmark this “landing page” as we will post updates, agendas, zoom links, travel memos, and other information here, with the most recent information at the top and a running record of all past meetings, notices, recordings, resources, faculty bios, assignments, etc, down below for your reference.  

Click here for the Roster of all participants.

Click here for the Bio Book of all participants.

View all participant videos here.

 Next Up 

  • Come to our Orientation Call for All Summit Participants on May 24, 12 pm – 1 pm ET/19:00 – 20:00 IT  
    Register for the call here. 
  • Participate in our Conversation with MK Alon Tal on June 2, 12 pm – 1:15 pm ET/19:00 – 20:15 IT  
    Register for the call here.
    NOTE: This call is part of our Aklim shel Shinui Series (Climate of Change), an online learning opportunity for the entire Wexner Network. However, Summit Participants (you) will have 30 minutes at the end for a private update from staff and to meet amongst yourselves in  facilitated networking conversations with other Summit Participants. Please note this call was originally scheduled for one hour and is now extended to 75 minutes.  

Save the dates 

Online for all:  

  • September 13, 2022, 1 pm – 2 pm ET/ 20:00 – 21:00 IT Summit Participant Meeting 
    Register for the call here. 
  • November 1, 2022, 12 pm – 1 pm ET, 19:00 – 20:00 IT Orientation Call for our In-Person Meetings
    Register for the call here. 
  • More online meetings in 2023, TBD

North Americans 

  • December 4 – 6, 2022 In-Person Gathering
    The Archer Hotel
    Austin, TX
    NOTE: This meeting was originally going to be on two coasts, for those closer to LA at AJU and for those closer to Baltimore at Pearlstone. HOWEVER, we have found a highly rated green hotel and calculate that flying all the Americans to Austin, TX, will have a similar carbon footprint. So all 25 North Americans will meet together here. Travel instructions to follow. 

Israelis

  • December 7 -8 In-Person Gathering
    Eden Inn
    Zichron Yaakov

In-Person for All

  • October 15 – 17, 2023, Location TBD

 Wexner Summit on Climate Change Core Team

Angie Atkins, Director, Wexner Heritage Alumni and Summits 

Rabbi Jay Henry Moses, Vice President 

Keren Zefania, Program Manager, Wexner Israel Fellowship 

Sheree Lippus, Executive Assistant 

Please contact Angie with questions and Sheree for technical support. 

Previously posted information for your reference

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.