Howard and Diane Wohl



March 21, 2024

Diane and Howard Wohl have included a gift for Hillel International in their will to help foster Hillel’s commitment to Jewish college students on more than 850 campuses worldwide.

Through legacy gifts, Diane says, “Hillel will have the resources to support Jewish students, promoting self-confidence and leadership, which enables them to stand tall for Israel and the Jewish people.”

Diane and Howard, both Brooklyn natives, have three adult children and six grandchildren. Their core values as Jews reflect deep concern for the Jewish future. They encourage others to establish legacy gifts so that Hillel will be able to provide future students with the tools to build lifelong connections-to Jewish life, to each other, and to Jewish communities worldwide.

Hillel first became important to the Wohls when their children were in college. They have both witnessed the growth of Hillel, not only in North America but in Europe, Latin America, and Israel. Diane was inspired to become involved with Hillel after listening to a presentation made by Richard Joel, a past president and CEO of Hillel International. As a result, she joined Hillel’s International Board of Governors and then the Board of Directors. Diane became a board member of Hofstra Hillel, where the Wohls have supported hiring talented Jewish professional staff to grow and support Jewish life at Hofstra University.

Howard’s affinity for Hillel grew over the years as he witnessed Diane’s enthusiasm and sense of accomplishment. A 1964 Brooklyn College graduate, Howard is currently chairman of the board, after having served as president of the board of directors at the Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College.

The Wohls are leaders and supporters of numerous nonprofit organizations that advance Jewish life and education in the New York area, as well as across the U.S. and overseas. They support close to a dozen campus Hillels nationally and seven Hillels outside of North America. By creating their legacy gift at Hillel, Diane and Howard know that their Jewish values will continue l’dor v’dor—from generation to generation.