Jonah is originally from Minneapolis, MN where he attended Jewish day school as well as Shir Tikvah, a Reform synagogue. He was active in NFTY throughout high school on the local, regional and national levels. He attended the URJ's Kutz Camp for two summers and returned as a staff member for several years. Jonah continued his Jewish journey at the University of Hartford where he received a Bachelors degree in Judaic Studies and International Studies, with a minor in History. During his college career, he held leadership roles in Alpha Epsilon Pi, served as the first ever intern for the Hartford Jewish Film Fest, and was active in Hartford Hillel, where he served on the inaugural team of Hillel interns.
During his free time, Jonah enjoys reading non-fiction, watching crime dramas on Netflix, and catching up on the day's news.