Jonah Brandhandler, Metro Chicago
Jonah Brandhandler is thrilled to begin this year as the Senior Jewish Life Associate, based at DePaul University, following his year as an Engagement Associate. Originally from Wilmette, IL, Jonah has had a great time getting to know the city and its Jewish community better. Jonah is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan where he majored in Judaic Studies and International Studies. While he loved his time in Ann Arbor, his favorite part of college was studying abroad in Prague, Czech Republic, where he was able to travel throughout Europe and explore new cultures.
After graduating from Michigan, Jonah spent a year volunteering as a Masa Israel Teaching Fellow in Rishon Lezion where he taught English in a Junior High School. In his free time, you can usually find Jonah with either a guitar or a basketball in his hands, while hopelessly rooting for the Cubs.