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Jonah Winer

A Toronto native, Jonah Winer is a 4th year student at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah where he is a Wexner Graduate Fellow/Davidison Scholar. Jonah is currently a rabbinic intern at NYU’s Bronfman Center, where he teaches and engages with college students. He recently served as the rabbinic intern at The Kehilah of Riverdale and worked as a hospice chaplain at the Hebrew Home of Riverdale. Inspired by justice work and community building, Jonah has participated in the Jewish Innovation Fellowship at the 92nd Street Y and a summer fellowship at T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights. He has worked for Uri L’Tzedek and the Interfaith Center of New York and in between spent summers at Drisha. He felt inspired to pursue the rabbinate during his time as an undergraduate at McGill University, where he studied religion and served in various leadership roles in Montreal’s student-led McGill Chavurah. His work in college showed him the need for more open and intentional Jewish communities, and for religious leaders capable of building them. Jonah lives in Riverdale with his wife, Emily, a rabbinical student at Yeshivat Maharat, and can talk about podcasts for hours on end.