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Sunday, January 16
 

11:00am EST

Welcome to Winter Institute 2022
Welcome Remarks: Stefanie Zelkind
Activity: Alex Malanych, WGF/DS 33
Dvar Torah: Leead Staller, WGF/DS 31

https://zoom.us/j/99481390186

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Zelkind

Stefanie Zelkind

Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program, WGF/DS 16
Stefanie Zelkind is the Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program.Stefanie graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Judaic Studies. Upon graduation, she attended the WUJS Institute in Arad, Israel and interned through the... Read More →
avatar for Leead Staller, WGF/DS 31

Leead Staller, WGF/DS 31

Leead Staller is a Semikha student at Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and a MA candidate in Jewish History at the Bernard Revel Graduate School. Leead graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Intellectual History and Humanistic Philosophy... Read More →
avatar for Alex Malanych, WGF/DS 33

Alex Malanych, WGF/DS 33

Alex currently lives in Philadelphia, PA and works as the Director of Education for Camp Havaya.  Over the past decade, Alex has worked with a variety of Jewish camps, synagogues, and non-profits as an educator, including Camp Kingswood, NFTY, BBYO, and Emma Kaufmann Camp as a Chizuk... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am EST

11:30am EST

*Class Meetings*
Sunday January 16, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm EST

11:30am EST

Class 31
https://zoom.us/j/97601797683?pwd=UVpwM2FGa2RJMVYrNG92Uzl2cE9Ddz09

Speakers
avatar for Chelsea Feuchs, WGF/DS 31

Chelsea Feuchs, WGF/DS 31

Chelsea Feuchs is a fourth-year rabbinical student at HUC-JIR, and the Rabbinic Intern at Central Synagogue. Originally from Goldens Bridge, New York, Chelsea attended Brown University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies. Upon graduation, she became a JOIN for Justice... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm EST

11:30am EST

Class 32
https://zoom.us/j/96864480937?pwd=U0NscmZHUzBuN1VYTzg5NVJXWU9jdz09

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Gordon, WGF/DS 32

Sarah Gordon, WGF/DS 32

Sarah Gordon, originally from Montreal, Canada, is an Ed.D. student at Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education. She currently serves as Director of Israel Guidance and Experiential Education at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School, where she teaches Talmud and directs a course on Contemporary... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm EST

11:30am EST

Class 33
https://zoom.us/j/96180007259?pwd=UDU4dzByMmRkamVoNTZxd3NwMGY3UT09

Speakers
avatar for Karen Martin, WGF/DS 33

Karen Martin, WGF/DS 33

Karen Martin is a rabbinical student at Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Prior to rabbinical school, Karen was Executive Director at Rockdale Temple in Cincinnati, OH. During her time at Rockdale Temple, Karen modernized systems grew and supported her staff team... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm EST

1:00pm EST

Break
Sunday January 16, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

2:00pm EST

*Leadership Seminar 1*
Sunday January 16, 2022 2:00pm - 4:30pm EST

2:00pm EST

Class 31: Leadership Torah: Awesomeness in Action
2:00 PM: Opening Intention with Chelsea Feuchs and Michaela Slutsky
                   Remind, Recenter and Recommit
 
2:20 PM: Leadership Torah- Introduction and Facilitation, Tzvi Benoff and Gabe Falk
 
3:00 PM: Break
 
3:30 PM: Leadership Torah continued
 
4:30 PM: End of Day 

https://zoom.us/j/93214286546?pwd=cXQyUnBnQU9vNENKUmNyUCswK1hFQT09

Speakers
avatar for Or Mars

Or Mars

Vice President, The Wexner Foundation
Or Mars (he/him) is a Vice President of The Wexner Foundation where he focuses on the development of Jewish professional and volunteer leaders in North America, and public leaders in Israel. Or has worked in many different Jewish organizations (JCC, JFS, Federation, and summer camps... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 2:00pm - 4:30pm EST

2:00pm EST

Class 32: Mindful and Impactful Communication: Your Personal Exodus Narratives
https://zoom.us/j/94525341306?pwd=RCs2Zk5RWkZFOHh1OU5FZzFmTWxOZz09

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Henne

Aaron Henne

Artistic Director, Theatre Dybbuk
Aaron Henne is the Artistic Director of theatre dybbuk, an arts and education organization whose work illuminates universal human experience from a Jewish perspective. In addition to his work with theatre dybbuk, Aaron teaches storytelling throughout the country and has presented... Read More →



Sunday January 16, 2022 2:00pm - 4:30pm EST

2:00pm EST

Class 33: Introduction to Adaptive Leadership
https://zoom.us/j/93364957701?pwd=OUFsbTJEY2JVSFV1RjUyYUczSmpBdz09

Speakers
avatar for Michael Koehler

Michael Koehler

CEO | Certified Executive Coach, KONU
Michael works with clients to create and implement customized leadership development opportunities for their organization. His leadership development work draws on his experience as a business developer, professional dancer, and educator.  He teaches leadership at NYU Wagner Graduate... Read More →
avatar for Ariana Abadian-Heifetz

Ariana Abadian-Heifetz

Senior Associate, KONU
Ariana believes sustainable change is a collaborative adaptive process that is co-created by communities. She is a passionate experiential educator who centers participant experiences, emotions, and insights in the learning process, seeking to both nurture and disquiet hidden beliefs... Read More →
avatar for Stefanie Zelkind

Stefanie Zelkind

Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program, WGF/DS 16
Stefanie Zelkind is the Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program.Stefanie graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Judaic Studies. Upon graduation, she attended the WUJS Institute in Arad, Israel and interned through the... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 2:00pm - 4:30pm EST

4:30pm EST

Close
Activity: Emmanuel Cantor, WGF/DS 32
Dvar Torah: Shani Rosenbaum, WGF/DS 31
Closing: Stefanie Zelkind

https://zoom.us/j/92525091826?pwd=alpGTHlEc0dNVm92MU9weWVIZWMzUT09

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Zelkind

Stefanie Zelkind

Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program, WGF/DS 16
Stefanie Zelkind is the Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program.Stefanie graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Judaic Studies. Upon graduation, she attended the WUJS Institute in Arad, Israel and interned through the... Read More →
avatar for Emmanuel Cantor, WGF/DS 32

Emmanuel Cantor, WGF/DS 32

Emmanuel is a third-year rabbinical student at Hebrew College and the rabbinic intern at Congregation Dorshei Tzedek. He previously served as the rabbinic intern at the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale. Before rabbinical school, Emmanuel worked as a community organizer for Jews... Read More →
avatar for Shani Rosenbaum, WGF/DS 31

Shani Rosenbaum, WGF/DS 31

Shani Rosenbaum is a faculty member at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College. She holds a BA in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and received rabbinic ordination from her teachers at Hebrew College. Shani has studied at Midreshet Lindenbaum, Matan, Beit Midrash... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm EST
 
Monday, January 17
 

10:30am EST

Collective Reading of MLK’s Speech (Abridged) [Optional]
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s come together to honor his legacy by reading his inspiring speech together.


https://zoom.us/j/95624193036

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Pollack, WGF/DS 33

Sarah Pollack, WGF/DS 33

Sarah is currently a Rabbinical School student at Hebrew College. Although she grew up in Florida, she now lives in Cambridge with her wife, Elana. As a child, Sarah felt a strong sense of Jewish identity but lacked formal ways to articulate her spiritual yearning. She immersed herself... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 10:30am - 11:00am EST

11:00am EST

Welcome
Welcome: Stefanie Zelkind
Activity: Ezra Cohen, WGF/DS 32
Dvar Torah: David Shmidt Chapman, WGF/DS 31

https://zoom.us/j/95624193036


Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Zelkind

Stefanie Zelkind

Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program, WGF/DS 16
Stefanie Zelkind is the Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program.Stefanie graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Judaic Studies. Upon graduation, she attended the WUJS Institute in Arad, Israel and interned through the... Read More →
avatar for Ezra Cohen, WGF/DS 32

Ezra Cohen, WGF/DS 32

Ezra Cohen is a third-year rabbinical student at Yeshiva University's Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary. He graduated Brandeis University summa cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa) in 2018 with Bachelors' Degrees in Psychology and Near Eastern/Judaic Studies, where he wrote a senior... Read More →
avatar for David Shmidt Chapman, WGF/DS 31

David Shmidt Chapman, WGF/DS 31

David Shmidt Chapman's first love was making theater as a catalyst for social change. He received a Fulbright grant to study post-Cold War drama in Hungary and a Henry Luce Scholarship to teach drama at an arts college in Vietnam. After a successful career as a theater director, David... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am EST

11:30am EST

*Leadership Seminar 2*
Monday January 17, 2022 11:30am - 2:00pm EST

11:30am EST

Class 31: Leadership Torah: Awesomeness in Action
11:30 AM: And Now for Something Completely Different with Dave Yedid

Lightning dress up. Dance Party. This is the I'm-so-tired-of-Zoom release we have all been waiting for. Excited to get into our bodies together and just get silly!
 
11:45 AM: Leadership Torah continued

12:30 PM: Walk and Talk (and Break) **Please See Attached Document**
 
1:15 PM: Leadership Torah continued
 
2:00 PM: Close

https://zoom.us/j/94675968936?pwd=YzJDSEh5T2FzUVlaUTFHQy9sM0lSQT09

Speakers
avatar for Or Mars

Or Mars

Vice President, The Wexner Foundation
Or Mars (he/him) is a Vice President of The Wexner Foundation where he focuses on the development of Jewish professional and volunteer leaders in North America, and public leaders in Israel. Or has worked in many different Jewish organizations (JCC, JFS, Federation, and summer camps... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 11:30am - 2:00pm EST

11:30am EST

Class 32: Mindful and Impactful Communication: Effective and Collaborative Conversation

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Henne

Aaron Henne

Artistic Director, Theatre Dybbuk
Aaron Henne is the Artistic Director of theatre dybbuk, an arts and education organization whose work illuminates universal human experience from a Jewish perspective. In addition to his work with theatre dybbuk, Aaron teaches storytelling throughout the country and has presented... Read More →



Monday January 17, 2022 11:30am - 2:00pm EST

11:30am EST

Class 33: Introduction to Adaptive Leadership: Leadership, Authority and Power

Speakers
avatar for Michael Koehler

Michael Koehler

CEO | Certified Executive Coach, KONU
Michael works with clients to create and implement customized leadership development opportunities for their organization. His leadership development work draws on his experience as a business developer, professional dancer, and educator.  He teaches leadership at NYU Wagner Graduate... Read More →
avatar for Ariana Abadian-Heifetz

Ariana Abadian-Heifetz

Senior Associate, KONU
Ariana believes sustainable change is a collaborative adaptive process that is co-created by communities. She is a passionate experiential educator who centers participant experiences, emotions, and insights in the learning process, seeking to both nurture and disquiet hidden beliefs... Read More →
avatar for Stefanie Zelkind

Stefanie Zelkind

Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program, WGF/DS 16
Stefanie Zelkind is the Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program.Stefanie graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Judaic Studies. Upon graduation, she attended the WUJS Institute in Arad, Israel and interned through the... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 11:30am - 2:00pm EST

2:00pm EST

Break
Monday January 17, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

3:00pm EST

*Fellow-Led Electives*
Monday January 17, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

3:00pm EST

Design Thinking 101
Curious about user-centered innovation in Jewish spaces? Want to learn meaningful ways to bring new ideas into action? Join the Design Thinking Workshop to delve into a five-step design process that allows you to create meaningful Jewish experiences with the user at heart. Come learn about the ins and outs of this powerful tool and how you can use it to bolster your leadership.

*Please bring paper and a pen to this session*

https://jamboard.google.com/d/1NoGbjMQIlG80CniMjIXkl1bKDOszftKl9OoNR58WfDE/edit?usp=sharing 

https://zoom.us/j/93829887087?pwd=TldCdDJkQ0VjWEMzQ0hySmhHSEVmUT09

Speakers
avatar for Annie Fortnow, WGF/DS 33

Annie Fortnow, WGF/DS 33

Annie Fortnow is an incoming graduate student at Brandeis University’s Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program, planning to pursue a dual Master of Arts in Jewish Professional Leadership and Social Impact MBA from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. After... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

3:00pm EST

Digital leadership, pedagogy, and storytelling with Twine
This session will teach you how to use Twine, a digital gaming and storytelling platform, in your pedagogy, leadership, research, and activism. By the end of the session you will be able to create your own choose-your-own-adventure story or game, and might even have a prototype to share with the group.  Twine is a simple platform to use with no coding experience needed at all, though with a little coding you can make more sophisticated projects, too.

Handouts/materials:
1. https://npckc.itch.io/space-frog
2. https://selectadecision.info/
3. https://mmrrmm.itch.io/hero-or-villain-haredi-edition


https://zoom.us/j/9884313824?pwd=U00wdE1EL2QxcUJWdTRLWmpBZi9CZz09

Speakers
avatar for Miriam Moster, WGF/DS 32

Miriam Moster, WGF/DS 32

Miriam Moster is a doctoral student in sociology at The Graduate Center (CUNY) and a Mellon Humanities Public Fellow. She received her MFA in poetry and BA in philosophy and draws on humanistic theory as well as quantitative and qualitative methods in her social science research... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

3:00pm EST

Finding Nourishment today
What's your recipe for nourishment? What do you do for yourself what would you do for yourself if given space to explore and play? What is your obligation to yourself? Our discussion will be supported by mostly secular texts and perhaps even a Disney song, to ground us beyond our Wexner identities.

https://zoom.us/j/92578591545?pwd=d3hDUXJ4bnV2Y044UzhkR0wzUkpXQT09

Speakers
avatar for Michaela Slutsky, WGF/DS 31

Michaela Slutsky, WGF/DS 31

Michaela is currently an Education Consultant at The Jewish Education Project. She recently completed her dual Master’s at NYU Wagner/Skirball, receiving her MPA in non-profit management and MA in Hebrew and Judaic Studies. Previously, Michaela partnered with a fellow Wexner alumni... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

3:00pm EST

“Moo to the Lord a New Song”: Finding Spiritual Inspiration in the More than Human World
We are going to learn and discuss a beautiful piece of Zohar that reflects on animal and human spiritual experience, hopefully offering us some soulful renewal followed by brief meditation and reflection.


https://zoom.us/j/94468253523?pwd=NXpNVXJ5a3NEaStMRXlJeWJtT0xLdz09

Speakers
avatar for Jonah Winer, WGF/DS 32

Jonah Winer, WGF/DS 32

A Toronto native, Jonah Winer is a student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah where he is a Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidison Scholar. Jonah most recently completed a rabbinic internship at The Kehilah of Riverdale. Inspired by justice work and community building, Jonah has participated in... Read More →



Monday January 17, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST

4:05pm EST

Closing Program
Remarks: Rabbi Elka Abrahamson
Mazal tov to Class 31: Stefanie Zelkind

https://zoom.us/j/94941309880?pwd=d2o4SU5UMjJmUzgwTkhQbDB1dHlCdz09

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Elka Abrahamson

Rabbi Elka Abrahamson

President, The Wexner Foundation
Rabbi B. Elka Abrahamson is President of The Wexner Foundation. She oversees the Foundation’s full range of activities and, in partnership with Foundation chairmen and her mentors, Abigail and Leslie Wexner, imagines how the Foundation might further strengthen and educate Jewish... Read More →
avatar for Stefanie Zelkind

Stefanie Zelkind

Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program, WGF/DS 16
Stefanie Zelkind is the Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program.Stefanie graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Judaic Studies. Upon graduation, she attended the WUJS Institute in Arad, Israel and interned through the... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 4:05pm - 4:30pm EST

4:30pm EST

Graduation Reflections - Class 31 Only
https://zoom.us/j/94941309880?pwd=d2o4SU5UMjJmUzgwTkhQbDB1dHlCdz09

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Zelkind

Stefanie Zelkind

Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program, WGF/DS 16
Stefanie Zelkind is the Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program.Stefanie graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Judaic Studies. Upon graduation, she attended the WUJS Institute in Arad, Israel and interned through the... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm EST