ALEPH Rabbinic Student Receives Prestigious Wexner Fellowship

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ALEPH Alliance for Jewish Renewal is very pleased to announce that Maggid Zelig Golden, a rabbinic student in the ALEPH Ordination Program (AOP), and Founding Director of Wilderness Torah, has been named a Wexner Graduate Fellow.

Wexner Graduate Fellowships are awarded to 20 outstanding individuals who seek to prepare themselves through graduate training for careers in the Cantorate, Jewish Education, Jewish Professional Leadership, Jewish Studies, and the Rabbinate. Rabbi Marcia Prager, Dean and Director of the ALEPH Ordination Program received this notice from the Wexner foundation this past week:

“It is my pleasure to let you know that Zelig Golden has been selected as a Wexner Graduate Fellow. I am excited to get to know him and watch his growth as he participates in your program.”

Zelig is the first AOP student to get the prestigious Wexner award. This is a landmark both for Zelig and for ALEPH. Zelig commented on the honor: "I am profoundly grateful for receiving the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, which will fund my rabbinic training in the ALEPH Ordination Program and induct me into the Wexner leadership community. I feel affirmed in my work and vision to awaken and embody our ancient earth-based Jewish traditions through Wilderness Torah. ALEPH has become an invaluable learning and mentorship community, and I am overjoyed to have this new Wexner partnership to support me at this critical juncture in my leadership journey."

Please join the ALEPH community in wishing Zelig Kol HaKvod for this distinction!