Jonathan Woocher

Jonathan Woocher, PhD, is CEO of JESNA and director of its Lippman Kanfer Institute, an action-oriented think tank for innovation in Jewish learning and engagement. Before coming to JESNA in 1986, Dr. Woocher taught at Carleton College and Brandeis University.

Publications by Jonathan Woocher

Jewish Education in the United States: Improving but Still a Long Way to Go

Jewish education in the United States seems to be improving. Engaged Jews have increasing educational opportunities. With those not engaged, however, the community tends to lose ground. Read More »

Jewish Education in the Age of Google

The success of Jewish education in the twenty-first century requires serious consideration of the wide range of changes affecting it. Education itself must change to meet the new challenges and seize the opportunities it faces. Read More »

The Geo-Politics of the American Jewish Community

Plain Speaking and Hopeful Planning: Charting a New Course for Israel-Diaspora Relations

Are American Jews Becoming Conservatives and Should They?

American Jewish Political Activism in the 1980’s: Five Dilemmas