Jonathan is a senior lecturer at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His academic fields are social entrepreneurship, social innovation and Jewish Education. He lectures to graduate students enrolled in the Hebrew University’s Seymour Fox School of Education, the School of Social Work’s Non-Profit Management program, the Business School’s MBA program and the Glocal Community Development program.
In addition to his lecturing, Jonathan is the Melton Centre's Academic Head of the Megamah of Jewish Education within the School of Education.
In 2004 he received the Kaye Innovation Award for his development of the social franchise model. He served as the International Director of The Florence Melton Adult Mini-School from 1991-2012. In 2013, 2014 and 2018, Jonathan was recognized among the top 10% of Hebrew University lecturers based on the student evaluations.
He is the author of the book It's Our Challengee: A Social Entrepreneurship Approach to Jewish Education.