Aaron is JUF's Vice President, Marketing and Communications. He is a past president of the American Jewish Press Association, and recipient of its Joseph Polakoff Award for a distinguished career in Jewish journalism. He has written extensively about Jewish issues in Jewish and general media across. He has an MA degree in Jewish Studies from Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership and is a member of the Wexner Heritage Foundation. He was the founding director of the Write On for Israel teen Israel education program in Chicago. Aaron studied Near Eastern languages at Indiana University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and in Istanbul, Turkey. He began his editorial career at
New Outlook Middle East Monthly, an Israeli political affairs journal.
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