Tag - Jonathan Woocher

An optimist’s view: Remarks by Jon Woocher, May 18, 2017

Photo by Ellen Dubin The following are remarks shared by Jonathan Woocher z’l (1946-2017) on the occasion of his receiving a doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, from the Jewish Theological Seminary, May 18, 2017. This is an honor that I truly never expected. All the more so being honored alongside Charles Bronfman, Judith Hauptman, and...

The Life-Long Innovator: The Legacy of Jonathan Woocher

We continue celebrating the life, work, and friendship of Jonathan Woocher. We are honored to share the words below by David Bryfman of the Jewish Education Project celebrating Jon. Visit JEDLAB on Facebook to read additional words of appreciation and consider studying in Jon’s memory. By David Bryfman Following the release in 2013 of the Pew...

Celebrating Jonathan Woocher z”l

Last month we invited readers to share memories of and learning from the visionary Jewish educator Jonathan Woocher, of blessed memory, who died July 7, 2017. In celebration of his life, students, friends, and colleagues shared thoughts and lessons from Jon that have left a lasting impression. We thank them for keeping his legacy alive. His...

Agent(s) in our Jewish Educational Infrastructure

In her column below from last week’s JFNA email, Beth Cousens talks about the life and legacy of Jonathan Woocher. As the sad news of his death spread through the social media world, people shared anecdotes of their encounters and relationships with this visionary in the field of Jewish education. In addition to those personal encounters...