Yoni was our beloved Shaliach back in 2013–2015.

It’s been three years since we saw his friendly smile at the J, so we decided to check in on him to see what he’s been up to! So take a seat, buckle up, and find out more about Mr. Alon.

Where are you currently living in Israel?

Since my return from Denver on August 2015, I live in Jerusalem in the historic neighborhood of Rehavia that was established in West Jerusalem in 1921. The neighborhood has a large population of North American Jews and often English is more common than Hebrew in the streets here.

Where are you working now?

I’m working as a freelancer for two major organizations in the Jewish world. The Jewish Agency for Israel where I work in writing educational materials that are being used to educate about Israel in the U.S. and I also work for the office of the Minister of Diaspora Affairs in a project that has to do with strengthening the Jewish world. However, about half of my time is invested into finishing my undergrad at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem where my two majors are Political Science and Communications.

What’s your favorite activity to do on the weekend?

I like to go on short runs, usually three miles. Spending time with family and friends. Catching up on school work and work on side projects I have in the field of video editing. I’m now working on editing a video interview that I had recently with my 91-year-old grandmother in which she talks about her childhood in Jerusalem in the 1930s.