ABOUT JERRY WITKOVSKY

Lifelong Chicagoan Jerry Witkovsky (MSW, University of Illinois) has been a beloved mentor to thousands of individuals and generations of families, thanks to 47 years of professional leadership – 18 of them, as General Director – of Chicago’s Jewish Community Centers.

MOST EFFECTIVE NONPROFIT CEO

In 1995, Jerry was named one of the city’s “Most Effective Nonprofit CEOs” by Crain’s Chicago Business Magazine.

AUTHOR AND GRANDPARENTING ACTIVIST

Since retiring in 1997, Jerry has focused his considerable energies on grandparenting – helping multigenerational families work (and play) together to create a rich family life.

GRANDPARENTS IN THE SCHOOLS

He has spearheaded annual orientation programs for grandparents in a growing roster of Chicago public and private high schools, designed to keep them engaged with their grandkids during the crucial teen years. ​

His joyful commitment to his six grandchildren (ages 13-33) and to their parents, and his passionate belief in the transformative power of becoming a “Teaching-and-Learning” family, is at the heart of The Grandest Love: Inspiring the Grandparent-Grandchild Connection, and the Grandparent Connection School Kit.

HOW TO CONTACT THE AUTHOR

​Jerry would love to hear from you. He can be reached through email at: jwitkovsky (at) att.net