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Wexner Field Fellowship

Leadership development for Jewish Communal Professionals in the field


Wexner Field Fellowship Application

We are excited that you are considering applying to the Wexner Field Fellowship in order to hone your skills as a Jewish professional leader. 

Please ensure you meet all requirements listed on the eligibility page, and then scroll down to register and begin the application process.

The application is now open. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to register and begin the application process.

Important Dates:

Wednesday, October 30th at 1:00 PM EST: Applications due

Please note that if you submit a pre-application after 1:00pm on Friday, October 25th, you will not have sufficient time to complete the full application.

Mid-November: Applicants notified as to whether they have been invited for an interview

Sunday, December 8th - Wednesday, December 11th: In-person interviews in NYC; applicants will be brought to the interview at the Foundation's expense

Late December: Wexner Field Fellowship Class 4 Fellows are selected

March 1-4, 2020: Spring Institute, Charlotte, NC

September 13-16, 2020: Fall Institute, Tarrytown, NY

February 28-March 3, 2021: Spring Institute, Charlotte, NC

August 29-September 1, 2021: Fall Institute, outside of Washington, DC

Dates for Spring and Fall Institute 2022 are not finalized yet.

Application Requirements

All applicants must fill out their basic information as part of a pre-application questionnaire. Pre-applications are approved manually on a rolling basis during business hours. Please ensure you submit your pre-application with enough time to fill out a full application (if approved). If approved, you will be invited to complete a full application, which requires the following:

1. Several short answer questions (Step 1) and two essays (Step 5). 

2. A 60-second video answering the question provided within the application in Step 6 ("Video Answer"). The video should not be created professionally and must be uploaded in one of the following formats: .mov, .mp4, .mpeg, .avi.  Additional guidelines are provided within the application (Step 6).

3. Two letters of recommendation (Step 7), which are available for electronic transmission to your identified referees through the online application. At least one recommendation needs to come from your current direct supervisor. If you are the Executive Director, your board chair serves as your current direct supervisor and therefore should write a recommendation.

4. A letter of support form (provided in Step 7) signed by your organization’s Executive Director and Board President. If you are the Executive Director, a signature from your Board President is sufficient. The form ensures your organization is aware of the time commitment the Wexner Field Fellowship requires. Applicants should submit the signed form electronically.

We recommend that you submit your full application several days in advance of the October 30th deadline to allow for any technical complications that might arise.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Dara Katzner.