Jewish Journal


May 5, 2011




Yonah Bookstein is Rabbi and Co-Founder of Pico Shul, a dynamic spiritual community in Los Angeles and the Alevy Family Campus Rabbi in Residence at University of Southern California. The Forward has called Rabbi Yonah one of the “game changers” in American Jewish Life. He was named a Jewish Community Hero by the Jewish Federations of North America, and one of the Top Ten Jews in Social Media by NJOP. Rabbi Yonah has worked with Jewish communities in the US, England, and Europe inspiring a rebirth in Jewish communal life. As Director of the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation in Poland, he was part of rebuilding the Jewish community during the 1990's. Rabbi Yonah is an accomplished scholar with degrees from Ohr Somayach Yeshiva, Oxford University, the University of Oregon, and a former Fulbright Fellow at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Rabbi Yonah lives in Los Angeles with his wife Rachel, Co-Founder of Pico Shul and their four children.

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