Jonathan (Jon) Woocher, PhD, z”l

It is with sadness we share news of the untimely passing of Jonathan (Jon) Woocher, PhD, z”l. Jon, 70, was a long-time educator; a friend and colleague to many of us, and an early advisor to eJP.

Jon worked for 27 years at JESNA as President and then as Chief Ideas Officer, where he headed the Lippman Kanfer Institute, an action-oriented think tank for innovation in Jewish Learning and Engagement. Jon joined Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah in 2013 as its first President and became Senior Fellow in September 2016.

Among Jon’s many notable achievements was convening the first-ever Consultation on Jewish Social Entrepreneurship and New Leadership Development (New York, Sept. 2008) under the Lippman Kanfer banner.

Jon is survived by his wife, Sherry, two children and one grandchild.

Funeral arrangements can be found here.

Baruch Dayan Emet; May his memory be a blessing.