Wexner Heritage Program 2021 Cohort Announced

The Wexner Foundation announced three new classes of the Wexner Heritage Program with dynamic volunteer leaders from Cleveland, OH, New England (New Haven, CT, Hartford, CT, and Western Massachusetts) and Portland, OR. Jewish volunteer leaders will study Judaism and leadership over the course of two years.

Twenty outstanding volunteers from each community were selected through a highly competitive process for this two-year intensive program. New Haven area members include Gerry Garcia, Vlad Katsovich, Julie Katz, Elyse Krantz, Sami Merit, Betsy Schulman and Chaim Abba Vail. The program is supported by the Sydney A. Perry Fund for Jewish Learning and Leadership at the Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven. 

Utilizing cohort-based learning, Wexner Heritage Members will be exposed to different approaches to leadership and tools for addressing pressing issues in the Jewish community, while deepening their understanding of Jewish texts, history and values. Members will also be integrated into The Wexner Foundation’s network of more than 3,000 professional and volunteer leaders in North America and Israel. 

The Wexner Foundation has more than 35 years of experience developing excellence in Jewish professionals and volunteer leaders in North America. The mission of the Wexner Heritage Program is to expand the vision of Jewish volunteer leaders, deepen their Jewish knowledge and confidence, and inspire them to exercise transformative leadership in the Jewish community. More than 2,300 leaders from 34 North American cities have participated in the program.

To learn more, visit wexnerfoundation.org/programs/wexner-heritageprogram.

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